The Iran Wars

The Iran Wars
Author: Jay Solomon
Publsiher: Random House Incorporated
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2016
ISBN 10: 0812993640
ISBN 13: 9780812993646
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Iran Wars Book Review:

This is the deeply reported, riveting account of a war waged on

Debating the Iran Iraq War in Contemporary Iran

Debating the Iran Iraq War in Contemporary Iran
Author: Narges Bajoghli,Amir Moosavi
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 104
Release: 2019-12-20
ISBN 10: 1351050575
ISBN 13: 9781351050579
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Debating the Iran Iraq War in Contemporary Iran Book Review:

The Iran-Iraq War (1980–1988) is a cornerstone of the Islamic Republic of Iran’s existence. It entrenched the newly established regime and provided the means for its consolidation of power in the country following the 1979 Revolution. Officially recognized as the "War of Sacred Defense", the Iranian government has been careful to control public discourse and cultural representation concerning the war since the since wartime. Nearly 30 years since the war’s end, however, debates around the war and its aftermath are still very much alive in Iran today. This volume uncovers what some of those debates mean, nearly 30 years since the war's end. The chapters in this volume take a fresh look at the far-reaching legacies of the Iran-Iraq War in Iran today – a war that dominated the first decade of the Islamic Republic’s existence. The chapters examine the political, social and cultural ramifications of the war and the wide range of debates that surround it. The chapters in this book were originally published in Middle East Critique.

The Iran Iraq War

The Iran Iraq War
Author: Pierre Razoux
Publsiher: Harvard University Press
Total Pages: 640
Release: 2015-11-03
ISBN 10: 0674088638
ISBN 13: 9780674088634
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Iran Iraq War Book Review:

From 1980 to 1988 Iran and Iraq fought the longest conventional war of the century. It included tragic slaughter of child soldiers, use of chemical weapons, striking of civilian shipping, and destruction of cities. Pierre Razoux offers an unflinching look at a conflict seared into the region’s collective memory but little understood in the West.

The Iran Iraq War

The Iran Iraq War
Author: Rob Johnson
Publsiher: Macmillan International Higher Education
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2010-11-24
ISBN 10: 113726778X
ISBN 13: 9781137267788
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Iran Iraq War Book Review:

The Iran-Iraq War was personified by the determination and ambition of the key leaders, Saddam Hussein and Ayatollah Khomeini, and characterised by mass casualties, the repression of the civilian populations and chemical warfare. Fought with lucrative oil money, it left the belligerents with crippling debts. In this important reappraisal, Rob Johnson explores the major issues surrounding the war, offers a fresh analysis of the military aspects and assesses the far-reaching consequences for the wider world. It is essential reading for anyone who wishes to understand the ensuing conflicts in the reqion, including the invasion of Iraq in 2003.

Iran Revolution and Proxy Wars

Iran  Revolution  and Proxy Wars
Author: Ofira Seliktar,Farhad Rezaei
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 245
Release: 2019-12-17
ISBN 10: 3030294188
ISBN 13: 9783030294182
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Iran Revolution and Proxy Wars Book Review:

This book analyzes the historical quest of the Islamic Republic of Iran to export its revolution to the Muslim countries in the Middle East and beyond. The authors argue that Iran exported its revolution by using proxies such as Hezbollah, the Iraqi Shite militias, and the Houthis. The study unravels the casual chain behind less-known cases of Iranian sponsorship of al Qaeda (Central) and al Qaida in Iraq. It combines rigorous theory with detailed empirical analysis which can add to the current debate about ways to roll back Iran’s revolutionary export.

The Twilight War

The Twilight War
Author: David Crist
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 656
Release: 2012-07-19
ISBN 10: 1101572345
ISBN 13: 9781101572344
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Twilight War Book Review:

The dramatic secret history of our undeclared thirty-year conflict with Iran, revealing newsbreaking episodes of covert and deadly operations that brought the two nations to the brink of open war For three decades, the United States and Iran have engaged in a secret war. It is a conflict that has never been acknowledged and a story that has never been told. This surreptitious war began with the Iranian revolution and simmers today inside Iraq and in the Persian Gulf. Fights rage in the shadows, between the CIA and its network of spies and Iran's intelligence agency. Battles are fought at sea with Iranians in small speedboats attacking Western oil tankers. This conflict has frustrated five American presidents, divided administrations, and repeatedly threatened to bring the two nations into open warfare. It is a story of shocking miscalculations, bitter debates, hidden casualties, boldness, and betrayal. A senior historian for the federal government with unparalleled access to senior officials and key documents of several U.S. administrations, Crist has spent more than ten years researching and writing The Twilight War, and he breaks new ground on virtually every page. Crist describes the series of secret negotiations between Iran and the United States after 9/11, culminating in Iran's proposal for a grand bargain for peace-which the Bush administration turned down. He documents the clandestine counterattack Iran launched after America's 2003 invasion of Iraq, in which thousands of soldiers disguised as reporters, tourists, pilgrims, and aid workers toiled to change the government in Baghdad and undercut American attempts to pacify the Iraqi insurgency. And he reveals in vivid detail for the first time a number of important stories of military and intelligence operations by both sides, both successes and failures, and their typically unexpected consequences. Much has changed in the world since 1979, but Iran and America remain each other's biggest national security nightmares. "The Iran problem" is a razor-sharp briar patch that has claimed its sixth presidential victim in Barack Obama and his administration. The Twilight War adds vital new depth to our understanding of this acute dilemma it is also a thrillingly engrossing read, animated by a healthy irony about human failings in the fog of not-quite war.

The Longest War

The Longest War
Author: Dilip Hiro
Publsiher: Psychology Press
Total Pages: 323
Release: 1989
ISBN 10: 0415904072
ISBN 13: 9780415904070
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Longest War Book Review:

In The Longest War, Dilip Hiro describes the causes and courses of the Iran-Iraq military conflict and its effect on the two antagonists, as well as the rest of the world. He reveals the intricate twists and turns of international diplomacy and the realpolitik behind the rhetoric, providing a comprehensive and admirably balanced account of the political and military aspects of the "longest war."

The Iran Iraq War

The Iran Iraq War
Author: Williamson Murray,Kevin M. Woods
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 412
Release: 2014-09-04
ISBN 10: 1107062292
ISBN 13: 9781107062290
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Iran Iraq War Book Review:

A comprehensive account of the Iran-Iraq War through the lens of the Iraqi regime and its senior military commanders.

The Iran Iraq War

The Iran Iraq War
Author: Jerome Donovan
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2010-12-08
ISBN 10: 1136884041
ISBN 13: 9781136884047
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Iran Iraq War Book Review:

In a tradition that dates back to the time of Thucydides, and the Peloponnesian War, the systematic examination of conflict and war has long been a preoccupation of political scientists seeking to resolve the enduring question: Why do wars occur? This study directly engages this question with a specific focus on explaining the conflict between Iran and Iraq, arguably the longest and one of the more costly conventional wars of the twentieth century. Explaining the systemic nature of conflict within the Middle East, and specifically between Iran and Iraq, the book illustrates how IR theory can be utilised in explaining conflict dynamics in the Middle East. The author’s integrated approach to understanding interstate conflict escalation demonstrates that when taken together issues, interaction and power capabilities lend themselves to a much richer account of the dyadic relationship between Iran and Iraq in the lead up to war in 1980. Addressing a disparity between international relations and Middle Eastern area studies, this book fills an important gap in the existing scholarly literature on the causes of war. As such, it will be of great interest to scholars of peace and conflict studies, Middle Eastern studies and International Relations.

The Iran Iraq War

The Iran Iraq War
Author: Efraim Karsh
Publsiher: The Rosen Publishing Group
Total Pages: 96
Release: 2009
ISBN 10: 1435874994
ISBN 13: 9781435874992
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Iran Iraq War Book Review:

Describes the events preceding and during the Iran-Iraq War, detailing the battles, political negotiations, and consequences of the war.

Iranian Ways of War

Iranian Ways of War
Author: Ahmed S. Hashim
Publsiher: Hurst & Company
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2020-02-27
ISBN 10: 9781787380349
ISBN 13: 1787380343
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Iranian Ways of War Book Review:

This book traces the long history of Iran's wars, and the evolution of the Islamic Republic's military trajectory since 1979. Ahmed Hashim draws on Farsi, Arabic and European sources to explore Iran's efforts to create modern armed forces, the devastating Iran-Iraq War (1980-8), and Tehran's evolving fighting capabilities in Syria and Iraq. This analysis offers clues as to how Iran may fare--directly or by proxy--in future confrontations with its enemies, including the US and Israel. Above all, Iranian Ways of War addresses how Iran fights, and why. It offers a corrective to prevailing narratives about its bellicose character and alleged mischief-making throughout the Middle East and beyond. Hashim unpacks with nuance Iran's milestone agreement to curb its nuclear weapons development, within the context of an unstable regional environment that is full of myriad enemies and complicating historical factors affecting Iranian decision-makers' psyches. A long history of confrontation with America, and the feeling of perceived victimhood as a Shia entity in an overwhelmingly Sunni Middle East, have primed Iran for war.

Iran at War

Iran at War
Author: Kaveh Farrokh
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 488
Release: 2011-12-20
ISBN 10: 1780962401
ISBN 13: 9781780962405
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Iran at War Book Review:

Following on from his award-winning book on the history of ancient Persia, Kaveh Farrokh goes on to examine Iran's wartime history from the Safavid dynasty of the 16th and 17th century through to the 1979 Revolution and beyond. He shows how the early military successes were followed by centuries of defeat as the external influences of nations like Russia and Britain began to shape the internal history of Iran, before unraveling the complex, violent 20th century military history of the country, which encompasses two world wars, regional movements, foreign intervention, anti-government revolts, conflicts on the Soviet border, a revolution and an eight-year war with Iraq. Illustrated with contemporary illustrations and photographs this book provides an unparalleled investigation into the bloody martial history of Iran.

Ethics of War and Peace in Iran and Shi i Islam

Ethics of War and Peace in Iran and Shi i Islam
Author: Mohammad Jafar Amir Mahallati
Publsiher: University of Toronto Press
Total Pages: 351
Release: 2016
ISBN 10: 1442629517
ISBN 13: 9781442629516
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ethics of War and Peace in Iran and Shi i Islam Book Review:

5 War and Peace in Shi'i Primary Narratives and Sources -- 6 Traditional Shi'i Ethics of War and Peace Untested: Jihad, Ideology, Revolution, and War -- 7 Postwar Revision and the Reconstruction of Modern Iranian-Shi'i Ethics of War and Peace -- 8 Terrorism and Shi'i Theologies of Martyrdom, Nonviolence, and Forgiveness -- 9 Diplomacy in between Nuclear Technology and Antibomb Theology -- Conclusion: Beyond a Minority Mentality: The Emerging Shi'i-Iranian Cosmopolitanism

Iran Iraq War in the Air 1980 1988

Iran Iraq War in the Air  1980 1988
Author: Tom Cooper,Farzad Bishop
Publsiher: Schiffer Publishing
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2002
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105114321198
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Iran Iraq War in the Air 1980 1988 Book Review:

This book focuses on the role of the air power in the Iran-Iraq War of 1980-1988, one of the most underestimated and under researched events in the history of aerial warfare. The authors have made full use of extensive research, eyewitness accounts, interviews with dozens of people directly involved, as well as recently declassified documents from around the world which are published here for the first time. Their balanced, exhaustive coverage describes and analyzes both the development of the Iranian and the Iraqi air forces, their involvement in combat operations, while simultaneously discussing their organization and capabilities, and detailing their equipment to detail. Over 200 photographs (most never before published), tables, charts and maps are included, making this book a must for any serious military and aviation researcher, as well as enthusiasts and modelers. 200 colour & b/w photographs

The Iran Iraq War

The Iran Iraq War
Author: Edward Willett
Publsiher: The Rosen Publishing Group
Total Pages: 64
Release: 2003-11
ISBN 10: 9780823945474
ISBN 13: 0823945472
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Iran Iraq War Book Review:

Examines the history behind the longest war of the twentieth century, which raged between Iran and Iraq in the 1980s, and looks at its ongoing ramifications.

AK291 THE IRAN IRAQ WARS 1980 1988

AK291   THE IRAN   IRAQ WARS 1980 1988
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: AK-INTERACTIVE, S.L.
Total Pages: 142
Release: 2021
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13:
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

AK291 THE IRAN IRAQ WARS 1980 1988 Book Review:

The Sixth Crisis

The Sixth Crisis
Author: Dana Allin,Steven Simon
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2010-11-10
ISBN 10: 9780199779598
ISBN 13: 0199779597
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Sixth Crisis Book Review:

There have been five central crises in America's post World War II encounter with the Middle East, and the Obama administration now faces a sixth. Iran's progress toward a nuclear weapons capability, and the prospect of Israel launching air strikes to stop it, are ingredients for a conflict that could ruin any residual hopes for fostering peace in the region. The Sixth Crisis explores the fraught linkages between the Iranian nuclear challenge, the increasing likelihood of an Israeli preventive strike, the continuing Israel-Palestine tragedy, and President Barack Obama's efforts to recast America's relations with the world's Muslims. It is the first full account of the situation since Obama took office. The authors, a former senior official on President Clinton's National Security Council Staff and a leading authority on international politics, lay out in clear and accessible detail the technical and political dimensions of Iran's nuclear program, and the ongoing diplomacy to stop it. They show how Israel's panic about Iran's nuclear threat--combined with its policy toward the Palestinians--is undermining Jerusalem's alliance with America. Tehran, meanwhile, is exploiting tensions between Arab regimes fearful of a nuclear Iran and an Arab public that is both angry about the plight of the Palestinians and resentful of Israel's nuclear monopoly in the region. The Sixth Crisis brilliantly illuminates this fateful juncture. The status quo is on an incline to disaster, and the hopes that President Obama has inspired are threatened by the toxic mixture of Israeli-Palestinian stalemate and Iran's nuclear ambitions. The time bomb of Iran's defiance and Israel's panic has the potential to spark a firestorm that would imperil US interests in the Middle East and engulf Obama's presidency. With the outcome of this unfolding crisis far from certain, The Sixth Crisis is required reading not only for policymakers, but also for anyone interested in world politics.

The Secret War with Iran

The Secret War with Iran
Author: Ronen Bergman
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2008-09-09
ISBN 10: 141656490X
ISBN 13: 9781416564904
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Secret War with Iran Book Review:

For twenty-six years, Iran has waged an international terrorist war while the intelligence services of the West, led by Mossad and the CIA, have waged a relentless, mostly clandestine counter-jihad in return. Though Iran has become a quietly looming threat, little has been revealed about this intelligence-based war. Now, Ronen Bergman, Israel’s leading reporter and analyst of intelligence affairs, has written a full account of this secret war. He connected the dots of the long history of Iranian backed terrorist attacks, and revealed for the first time many classified operations against the Iranian terrorist network, including details about collaborations between Israel’s Mossad and the CIA and FBI; thrilling Mossad operations, the successful recruitment of top insiders of Iranian intelligence, who have disclosed a wealth of information about Iran’s nuclear program as well as it’s terrorist activities; and the use of ultra-sophisticated surveillance equipment to penetrate and damage Iranian targets. From the Iranian proxy Hizbollah’s planning of terrorists attacks from apartments in New York City, to Iran’s training of an army of work Iraqi insurgents in the techniques of suicide bombing and the making of improvised explosive devises, he showed Iran has steadily waged war against the West.

The Origins of the Arab Iranian Conflict

The Origins of the Arab Iranian Conflict
Author: Chelsi Mueller
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 298
Release: 2020-07-31
ISBN 10: 1108489087
ISBN 13: 9781108489089
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Origins of the Arab Iranian Conflict Book Review:

The first book to examine the interwar period origins of the present-day Arab-Iranian conflict.

The CIA Insider s Guide to the Iran Crisis

The CIA Insider s Guide to the Iran Crisis
Author: Gareth Porter,John Kiriakou
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2020-02-04
ISBN 10: 1510756167
ISBN 13: 9781510756168
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The CIA Insider s Guide to the Iran Crisis Book Review:

Why did the CIA overthrow Iran's democratically elected government? And why has the United States treated Iran as one of its biggest enemies for four decades? Is the Trump administration’s “Maximum Pressure” campaign working, or will it precipitate a war with Iran? In The CIA Insider's Guide to Iran: from CIA Coup to the Brink of War, former CIA Officer John C. Kiriakou and investigative journalist and historian Gareth Porter explain how and why the United States and Iran have been either at war or threatening such a war for most of the forty years since Islamic Republic of Iran was established. The authors delve below the surface explanations for the forty-year history of extreme U.S. hostility toward Iran to blow up one official U.S. narrative after another about Iran and U.S. policy. Against the background of Iran’s encounters with heavy-handed British and Russian imperialist control over its resources, this book shows how the U.S. began its encounter with Iran by clearly siding with British imperialism against Iranian aspirations for control over its oil in its 1953 overthrow of the Mossadegh government, then proceeded to actively support the Saddam Hussein regime’s horrific chemical war against Iran. The book shows how a parade of politically-motivated false narratives have taken U.S. Iran policy progressively farther from reality for three decades and have now brought the United States to the brink of war with Iran. It explains how Donald Trump’s trashing of the nuclear deal with Iran and seeking to cut off Iran’s oil exports creates a very high risk of such a war, demanding major public debate about changing course. The CIA Insider's Guide to the Iran Crisis also includes appendices with key official documents on U.S. policy toward Iran, with particular emphasis on the major official statements of the Trump administration’s “Maximum Pressure” strategy.