On the tenth anniversary of Desert Storm, a leading commentator on the region investigates events in Iran and Iraq since the war ended, uncovering the mutual deception and intrigue that have marked America's protracted conflict with Iraq.
In Neighbors, Not Friends, Middle East expert Dilip Hiro blows the cover on how Iraq cheated the UN inspectors on disarmament, and how the US conversely manipulated and infiltrated the UN inspection teams to gather intelligence on Iraq and overthrow Saddam Hussein. Combining first-hand journalistic accounts with political expertise, Hiro assesses the checkered past and future of these embattled nations. He also investigates Hussein, who shows no signs of relinquishing office despite the devastating deprivation suffered by the Iraqi people. He simultaneously tracks the recent upheavals and the development of domestic politics in Iran, where a liberal government strives for authority against a conservative religious right wing.
Hailed as "perceptive," "balanced," and "definitive," Hiro's previous books The Longest War and Desert Shield to Desert Storm won rave reviews for taking us from the trenches of the Iran-Iraq war to its inevitable climax in the Desert Storm campaign. Completing the trilogy, Neighbors, Not Friends continues Hiro's trenchant analysis, yielding the first, full balanced account of Iran and Iraq and their pivotal position for the US and the world today.
|Publisher:||Taylor & Francis|
|Product dimensions:||6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)|
About the Author
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.