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The Iran-Iraq War

Impact and Implications

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  • © 1989


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Table of contents (18 chapters)

  1. Introduction

  2. The War and the Belligerents

  3. Regional Implications

  4. The War and the World

  5. The Economics of War


About this book

The Iran-Iraq War, which ended in the summer of 1988, a month short of its eighth anniversary, is undoubtedly the Third World's longest and bloodiest conflict in a half-century. As such, its lessons and implications extend beyond the geographical confines of the Middle East. Bringing together Israeli, American and European specialists from the fields of Middle East history, international relations, strategy and economics, this book offers the first comprehensive post bellum analysis of the impact and implications of the Iran-Iraq war. The book starts with an examination of the war's impact on the domestic and foreign affairs of the two belligerents, continues with a discussion of the political ramifications of the war in both the regional and the global spheres, and concludes by analysing the economic, military and strategic implications.

Editors and Affiliations

  • Jaffee Center for Strategic Studies, Israel

    Efraim Karsh

  • Tel-Aviv University, Israel

    Efraim Karsh

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