This is a concise, readable, yet rigorous history of Iraq since the end of the Iran-Iraq War and the Cold War to the present day by a well-regarded and serious Iraqi intellectual. Abdullah takes the reader through a chronological journey, exploring how Hussein came to power, the consequences of the Iran-Iraq war; how Hussein's regime developed; the war in Kuwait; the devastation of Iraqi society under international sanctions; the US and allies' invasion; the future implications for Iraqi society. Abdullah undercuts the widespread view that Iraq as a nation state is an artificial construct. Finally, the book also explores the relationship between Iraq's economy and the 'globalized' economy of the post-1989 period.
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Thabit Abdullah is an Associate Professor in the Department of History at the University of York, Toronto, Canada.
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Book Description Zed Books, 2006. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX1842777874
Book Description Zed Books. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 1842777874 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW4.0829229