Dilip Hiro is a full-time writer and journalist, and a frequent commentator on Middle Eastern, Gulf and Islamic affairs in radio and telelvision. He is the author of The Longest War, The Iran-Iraq Military Conflict, Holy Wars:The Rise of Islamic Fundamentalism and Iran Under the Ayatollahs among other books. His articles on the Middle East and allied subjects have appeared in the Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Sunday Times, Guardian, Toronto Star and International Herald Tribune.
Part 1: Iraq 1. Saddam Center-Stage, Exit Bush 2. Enter Clinton: Saddam's New Nemesis 3. A Shattering Betrayal, Then Lucky Breaks for Saddam 4. The Mother of all Failed Coups 5. Saddam and Re-elected Clinton 6. 'Desert Thunder' That Didn't Thunder 7. Operation 'Desert Fox' Part 2: Iran 8. Iran, A Return to Normalcy 9. Rafsanjani's Reconstruction and Economic Reform 10. Khatami, a Moderate with a Mission 11. Political Reform and Reaction 12. Reform Restrained