Dictatorship, Imperialism and Chaos: Iraq Since 1989
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Dictatorship, Imperialism and Chaos: Iraq Since 1989

by Thabit A.J. Abdullah
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1842777874

ISBN-13: 9781842777879

Pub. Date: 10/28/2006

Publisher: Zed Books

Since 1989 the history of Iraq has been one of the world's most traumatic. In this book, Thabit Abdullah places the Iraqi people at the centre of changes which began with the invasion of Kuwait in 1990, and ended with the current American-led occupation.

Battles for control of oil, the vacuum created by Saddam Hussein's dictatorship and the devastating

Overview

Since 1989 the history of Iraq has been one of the world's most traumatic. In this book, Thabit Abdullah places the Iraqi people at the centre of changes which began with the invasion of Kuwait in 1990, and ended with the current American-led occupation.

Battles for control of oil, the vacuum created by Saddam Hussein's dictatorship and the devastating impact of sanctions have wreaked havoc on Iraqi society over the past two decades. Abdullah argues that current ethnic tensions and religious divisions are a response to this destruction of civil society, rather than a consequence of having 'artificial' borders, inherent in Iraq's very existence.

This powerful and often moving account provides a uniquely measured insight into the recent political and social history of Iraq. It is an ideal introduction for anyone seeking a deeper understanding of this important and controversial nation.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781842777879
Publisher:
Zed Books
Publication date:
10/28/2006
Series:
Global History of the Present
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
5.44(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.40(d)

Table of Contents


Acknowledgments     vi
Map     viii
Introduction     1
The rise of the modern state     5
Dictatorship and war     32
Imperialism and the crisis of Kuwait     48
The sanctions regime     71
Occupation and chaos     88
Epilogue     119
Notes     122
Sources     127
Index     131

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