Iraq: Saddam Hussein Regime (1979-2003)
(see also Iraq, Iraq: Kurdistan, Iraq: Shi'ites, Iran-Iraq War, Gulf War 1990-2003 & Iraq: US Occupation)
CIA World Factbook. Includes map.
The Secret Downing Street Memo. London Times (5/1/05).
On the Web: Specialized Sites
Albright, D. & M. Hibbs. "Iraq & the bomb: were they even close?" Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists 47,2 (3/91):16-25.
__________, "Iraq: nuclear hide-and-seek," Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists 47,4 (9/91):14-23.
Ali, Mohamed & Iqbal Shah, "Sanctions & childhood mortality in Iraq," The Lancet (5/00).
Ali, Tariq. "Throttling Iraq," New Left Review (9-10/00).
Alkadiri, Raad. "The Iraqi Klondike; oil & regional trade," Middle East Report 220 (fall 01):30-35.
Alnasrawi, A. "Iraq: economic sanctions & consequences, 1990-2000," Third World Quarterly 22,2 (4/01):205-18.
Al-Radi, Selma. "Iraqi sanctions: a postwar crime," Nation (3/27/95).
Arkin, William M. "Whistleblower's trill on Iraq," Nation (5/17/99). Critical review essay on Ritter, Endgame, with summary & evaluation of work of UNSCOM in Iraq.
Armstrong, Scott. "Iraqnophobia," Mother Jones (11-12/90).
Arnove, Anthony. "Racism fuels the Iraqi sanctions: an interview with James Lawson," Fellowship (9-10/00).
__________. "Divided nations. A growing number of countries fly in the face of UN sanctions on Iraq," In These Times (12/25/00):5-6.
__________. "Robber baron," In These Times (11/13/00):7-8. Dick Cheney profits from lucrative deals with Iraq.
Blair, L. "Iraq: dying voices of authority," Canadian Family Physician 44 (9/98):1811-13
Byman, D. "Iraq after Saddam," Washington Quarterly 24,4 (fall 2001):151-62.
Chalabi, A. "Iraq: the past as prologue," Foreign Policy 83 (sum 91):20-29.
Chalabi, F.J. "Iraq & the future of world oil," Middle East Policy 7,4 (10/00):163-73.
Clairmont, F.F. "Iraq: logic of exterminism," Economic & Political Weekly 33,14 (4/10/98):753-56.
Conason, Joe. "The Iraq lobby: Kissinger, the Business Forum, & Co." New Republic (10/1/90).
Cortright, David. "A hard look at Iraq sanctions," Nation (12/3/01).
Dammers, C. "Iraq: a disaster for the 1990s," Disasters 15,4 (1991):355-62.
Fernea, Elizabeth Warnock. "Daghara dispatch: A lost generation," Middle East Report 215 (sum 2000).
Garfield, Richard. "The health impact of economic sanctions," Bulletin of the New York Academy of Medicine 72,2 (win 95):454-69.
__________; Sarah Zaidi & Jean Lennock. "Medical care in Iraq after six years of sanctions," British Medical Journal 315,7120 (11/29/97):1474-76.
__________. "The effect of economic sanctions on the mortality of Iraqi children prior to the 1991 Persian Gulf War," American Journal of Public Health 90,4 (4/00):546.
__________. "Studies on young child malnutrition in Iraq: problems & insights, 1990-1999," Nutrition Reviews 58,9 (9/00):269-77.
__________. "The public health impact of sanctions: contrasting responses of Iraq & Cuba," Middle East Report 215 (summer 2000).
Gordon, Joy. "Sanctions as siege warfare," Nation (3/22/99):18-22. Lucid evaluation of ethical & political consequences of Iraqi sanctions, & their impact on the UN.
Halliday, D.J. "Iraq & the UN's weapon of mass destruction," Current History 98,625 (2/99):65-68.
Halliday, Fred. "The crisis of the Arab world: the false answers of Saddam Hussein," New Left Review 198 (1990):69-74.
__________. "Iraq & its neighbors: the cycles of insecurity," World Today 46,6 (6/90):104-6.
Hashim, A. "Iraq: the pariah state," Current History 91,561 (1/92):11-16.
Hiro, Dilip. "Iraq: fin de regime," Current History 95,597 (1/96):10-15.
__________. "Saddam the phoenix," Nation (5/17/99):34-38. Review essay on Cockburn & Cockburn, Out of the Ashes.
__________. "Iraq's rehabilitation," Nation (11/13/00):5.
__________. "Iraq woos its neighbors," Nation (8/19/02):6-7.
Jabar, Faleh A. "Shaykhs & ideologues: detribalization & retribalization in Iraq, 1968-1998," Middle East Report 215 (sum 2000).
Klare, Michael. "Fueling the fire: how we armed the Middle East," Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists (1-2/91).
Knickerbocker, Brad. "Iraq war's human toll could be felt for decades," Christian Science Monitor (10/1/03):4.
Landau, Saul. "Doom in Baghdad," Progressive (11/02):18-20. Report on visit with Rep. Nick Rahall (D, W.Va.) & ex-Sen. James Abourezk in 9/02.
Lefevere, Patricia. "Former UN official travels, speaks out for fairness to Iraq," National Catholic Reporter (11/9/01). Weapons inspector Hans von Sponek.
Mantius, Peter. "Shell game," In These Times (1/22/96):25. How US companies stoked buildup of Saddam Hussein's war machine, & why Americans still haven't heard full story.
Munthe, Turi. "Muslim Jerusalem: a story," Nation (4/1/02):38-42. Critical view of work of leading Iraqi exile writer & political activist Kanan Makiya.
Nagy, Thomas J. "The secret behind the sanctions. How the US intentionally destroyed Iraq’s water supply," Progressive (10/30/01).
Pilger, John. "Killing Iraq," Nation (12/14/98).
__________. "Collateral damage: ten years of sanctions in Iraq," In These Times (5/15/00).
Ramey, Ibrahim M. Abhdil-Mu'id. "But what about Saddam?" Fellowship (9-10/00):11-13.
Saikal, A. "Iraq, UNSCOM & the US: A UN debacle?" Australian Journal of International Affairs 53,3 (11/99): 283-94.
Silverstein, Ken. "Crazy about Hussein," Nation (5/10/99):19-23.
Sudetic, Chuck. "The betrayal of Basra," Mother Jones (11-12/01):45-51, 90-92.
von Sponeck, Hans C. "Iraq: international sanctions & what next?" Middle East Policy 7,4 (10/00):149-55.
Waas, Murray. "What we gave Saddam for Christmas: The secret history of how the US & its allies armed Iraq," Village Voice (12/18/90). Details on arms transfers of 1980s to fuel war against Iran.
Yaphe, J.S. "Iraq: the exception to the rule," Washington Quarterly 24,1 (win 01):125-37.
Zubaida, Sami. "Naji: an Iraqi country doctor," in E. Burke III (ed.) Struggle & Survival in the Modern Middle East (Berkeley, 1993), pp. 234-50.
In the Library: Non-Fiction Books
Aburish, Said. Saddam Hussein: The Politics of Revenge (London: Bloomsbury, 2000).
Alnasrawi, Abbas. The Economy of Iraq: Oil, Wars, Destruction of Development & Prospects, 1950-2010 (Westport CT: Greenwood, 1994).
Amnesty International. Iraq: Children -- Innocent Victims of Political Repression (NY, 1991).
Arnove, Anthony (ed.) Iraq under Siege: The Deadly Impact of Sanctions & War (Boston: South End, 2000).
Baez, Joan & Albert V. Baez. A Year in Baghdad (Santa Barbara CA: J. Daniel, 1988).
Baram, Amatzia. Building Toward Crisis: Saddam Husayn's Strategy for Survival (Washington: Washington Institute for Near East Policy, 1998).
Bengio, Ofra (ed.) Saddam Speaks on the Gulf Crisis: A Collection of Documents (Tel Aviv: Tel Aviv U, 1992).
__________. Saddam's Word: Political Discourse in Iraq (NY: Oxford, 1998).
Bhatya, Shyam & Daniel McGrory. Brighter than the Baghdad Sun: Saddam Hussein's Nuclear Threat to the US (Washington: Regnery, 2000).
Blix, Hans. Disarming Iraq (NY: Pantheon, 2004).
Bulloch, John & Harvey Morris. Saddam's War: The Origins of the Kuwait Conflict & the International Response (Boston: Faber & Faber, 1991).
Butler, Richard. The Greatest Threat: Iraq, Weapons of Mass Destruction & the Crisis of Global Security (Boulder: Public Affairs, 2000). Seasoned Australian diplomat alienates both Iraqis & allies as head of UNSCOM in Iraq, & ends up endorsing US government position.
Chomsky, Noam. Rogue States: The Rule of Force in World Affairs (Boston: South End, 2000).
Clawson, Patrick. How Has Saddam Hussein Survived? Economic Sanctions, 1990-1993 (Washington: Institute for National Strategic Studies, 1993).
__________ (ed.) Iraq Strategy Review: Options for US Policy (Washington: Washington Institute for Near East Policy, 1998).
Cockburn, Alexander. & Patrick Cockburn. Out of the Ashes: The Resurrection of Saddam Hussein (NY: HarperCollins, 1999). Essential critique of US policy towards Iraq.
Committee Against Repression & for Democratic Rights in Iraq (CARDRI). Saddam's Iraq: Revolution or Reaction? (London: Zed, 1986).
Darwish, Adel & Gregory Alexander. Unholy Babylon: The Secret History of Saddam's War (NY: St. Martin's, 1991)..
Farouk-Sluglett, Marion & Peter Sluglett. Iraq since 1958: From Revolution to Dictatorship  (rev. ed.; NY: I.B. Tauris, 2001).
Freedman, Robert O. Soviet Policy toward Ba'athist Iraq, 1968-1979 (Carlisle Barracks PA: US Army War College, 1980).
Graham-Brown, Sarah. Sanctioning Saddam: The Politics of Intervention in Iraq (London: I.B. Tauris, 1999).
Hamzah, Khidhir with Jeff Stein. Saddam's Bombmaker: The Terrifying Story of the Iraqi Nuclear & Biological Weapons Agenda (NY: Scribner, 2000).
Hazelton, Fran (ed.) Iraq since the Gulf War: Prospects for Democracy (London: Zed, 1994).
Henderson, Simon. Instant Empire: Saddam Hussein's Ambition for Iraq (San Francisco: Mercury House, 1991).
Hopwood, Derek; Habib Ishow & Thomas Koszinowski (eds.) Iraq: Power & Society (Reading: Ithaca, 1993).
Isenberg, David. Imperial Overreach: Washington's Dubious Strategy to Overthrow Saddam Hussein (Washington: Cato Institute, 1999).
Iskandar, Amir. Saddam Hussein: le militant, le penseur et l'homme (Paris: Hachette, 1980).
Jentleson, Bruce W. With Friends Like These: Reagan, Bush & Saddam, 1982-1990 (NY: Norton, 1994).
Karsh, Efraim & Inari Rautsi. Saddam Hussein: A Political Biography (NY: Free Press, 1991).
Laurent, Eric. Guerre du Golfe: Le Dossier Secret (Paris: Olivier Orban, 1991).
Mackey, Sandra. The Reckoning: Iraq & the Legacy of Saddam Hussein (NY: Norton, 2002).
Makiya, Kanan [Samir al-Khalil]. Republic of Fear: The Inside Story of Saddam's Iraq  (rev. ed. Berkeley: U. of California, 1998).
__________. The Monument: Art, Vulgarity & Responsibility in Iraq (Berkeley: U. of California, 1991).
Matar, Fu'ad. Saddam Hussein: The Man, the Cause, & the Future (London: Third World Centre, 1981).
McCormack, Timothy L.H. Self-Defense in International Law: The Israeli Raid on the Iraqi Nuclear Reactor (NY: St. Martin's, 1996).
Middle East Watch. Human Rights in Iraq (NY, 1990).
__________. Endless Torment: The 1991 Uprising in Iraq & its Aftermath (NY, 1992).
Miller, Judith & Laurie Mylroie. Saddam Hussein & the Crisis in the Gulf (NY: Times, 1990).
Munthe, Tori (ed.) The Saddam Hussein Reader: Selections from Leading Writers on Iraq (NYU: Thunder's Mouth, 2003).
Mylroie, Laurie. Study of Revenge: The First World Trade Center Attack & Saddam Hussein's War Against America (rev. ed.; Washington: American Enterprise Institute, 2001).
Niblock, Tim (ed.) Iraq: The Contemporary State (NY: St. Martin's, 1982).
Obeidi, Mahdi & Kurt Pitzer. The Bomb in My Garden: The Secrets of Saddam's Nuclear Mastermind (NY: Wiley, 2004).
Pearson, Graham S. The UNSCOM Saga: Chemical & Biological Weapons Non-Proliferation (NY: St. Martin's, 1999).
Pelletiere, Stephen C. Landpower & Dual Containment: Rethinking America's Policy in the Gulf (Carlisle Barracks PA: U.S. Army War College, 1999).
Pythian, Mark. Arming Iraq: How the US & Britain Secretly Built Saddam's War Machine (Boston: Northeastern U, 1997). During the 1980's, to help him prosecute war against Iran.
Radi, Nuha. Baghdad Diaries (London: Saqi, 1998).
Ritter Scott. Endgame: Solving the Iraq Problem, Once & For All (NY: Simon & Schuster, 1999).
Saint-Prot, Charles. Saddam Hussein: Un Gaullisme Arabe? (Paris: A. Michel, 1987).
Simons, Geoffrey L. Iraq: from Sumer to Saddam (NY: St. Martin's, 1994).
__________. The Scourging of Iraq: Sanctions, Law & Natural Justice (2nd ed.; NY: St. Martin's, 1998).
Souresrafil, Behrouz. The Iran-Iraq War (Plainview NY: Guinan Lithographic, 1989).
Tahir, Alaa. Irak: aux origines d'un regime militaire (Paris: L'Harmattan, 1989).
Tahir-Kheli, Shirin & Shaheen Ayubi. The Iran-Iraq War: New Weapons, Old Conflicts (NY: Praeger, 1983).
Wurmser, David. Tyranny's Ally: America's Failure to Defeat Saddam Hussein (Washington: American Enterprise Institute, 1999).
Yahya, Latif & Karl Wendl. I was Saddam's Son (NY: Arcade, 1997).
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"Uncle Saddam" , by Joel Soler, 63m. From Iraqi Forum for Democracy.