The Iran–Iraq War: Impact and Implications

Edited by Efraim Karsh, ©1989
Shelved in the General Collection
Call number DS 318.85 .I69 1989

This book presents a series of essays written by 17 Middle East scholars—from Israel, Iran, Europe, and the United States—in the immediate aftermath of the eponymous war. The text focuses on five key aspects of the war: the domestic realities and implications for the belligerents Iran and Iraq; the regional influences and impacts around the Middle East; the broader influences and impacts for global politics; the economic implications and the strategic military developments produced by the conflict.

In aggregate, Karsh's book provides important contemporary perspectives on global impressions of the Iran–Iraq War’s effects. The Iran-Iraq War provides modern readers a glimpse into the thought process immediately following the 1988 cease-fire. This text, along with the other titles listed below, paints a telling portrait of regional and global contemporary understandings of the significance of the Iran–Iraq War, and when juxtaposed against more recent works, give insight to the evolution of those understandings over time. Taking the predictions cast across several of the essays, scholars may be able to analyze how these paradigms impacted—and were impacted by—subsequent political, military, and social developments.

Relevant Library of Congress Subject Headings

Subject headings are a helpful tool to use when searching library catalogs, since they use standardized forms to express certain concepts. Use any of the following terms to find library resources on related topics.

International relations and culture -- Iran
Iran-Iraq War, 1980-1988 -- Influence -- Congresses
International relations -- 1980-1990
Iran-Iraq War, 1980-1988
Iran -- Relations -- Iraq
Iraq -- Relations -- Iran
Iraq -- Politics and government -- 1979-1991
Military policy
Persian Gulf Region -- Politics and government -- Congresses
Politics and government
Middle East -- Persian Gulf Region

More Books like The Iran–Iraq War, at MEI's Oman Library 

Let Us Water the Flowers, by Jafar Yaghoobi
Publication date: 2011
Shelving location: General Collection
Call number: DS318.84 .Y35A3 2011

The Iran-Iraq War: A Military and Strategic History, by Williamson Murray and Kevin M. Woods
Publication date: 2014
Shelving location: General Collection
Call number: DS 318.85 .M8725 2014

Iran, Iraq, and the Legacies of War, ed. by Lawrence Potter and Gary Sick
Publication date: 2004
Shelving location: General Collection
Call number: DS 318.85 .I635 2004

Iranian Perspectives on the Iran-Iraq War, ed. by Farhang Rajaee
Publication date: 1997
Shelving location: General Collection
Call number: DS318.85 .I725 1997

Lessons Learned: The Iran-Iraq War, by Stephen C. Pelletiere and Douglas V. Johnson, II
U.S. Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute
Shelving location: General Collection
Call number: DS 318.85 .P455 1991

A Review of The Imposed War by the Iraqi Regime upon the Islamic Republic of Iran, published by the Legal Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Iran
Publication date: February 1983
Shelving location: General Collection
Call number: DS 318.85 .I7

Selections from Iraq-Iran Dispute, published by Republic of Iraq, Ministry of Culture and Education, External Information Department
Publication date: 1983
Shelving location: General Collection
Call number: DS 318.85 .I72 1983

This post was originally published by June 19, 2013, by Andrew Trexler. It was updated in April 2021 by Daniel Diaz, and is maintained by the Oman Library at MEI.