(see also Iran: Islamic Revolution & Iraq: Saddam Regime)
On the Web: Specialized Sites
Halliday, Fred. "Iraq & its neighbors: the cycles of insecurity," World Today 46,6 (6/90):104-6.
Klare, Michael. "Fueling the fire: how we armed the Middle East," Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists (1-2/91).
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.
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.
In the Library: Non-Fiction Books
Chubin, Shahram. Iran & Iraq at War (Boulder: Westview, 1988).
El Azhary, M.S. (ed.) The Iran-Iraq War: An Historical, Economic & Political Analysis (London: Croom Helm, 1984).
Grumman, Stephen R. The Iran-Iraq War: Islam Embattled (NY: Praeger, 1982).
Heller, Mark A. The Iran-Iraq War: Implications for Third Parties (Tel Aviv: Jaffee Center for Strategic Studies, 1984).
Hiro, Dilip. The Longest War: The Iran-Iraq Military Conflict (NY: Routledge, 1991).
Hunter, Shireen T. Iran & the World: Continuity in a Revolutionary Decade (Bloomington: Indiana U, 1990).
Jentleson, Bruce W. With Friends Like These: Reagan, Bush & Saddam, 1982-1990 (NY: Norton, 1994).
Kanovsky, Eliyahu. The Iran-Iraq War: Its Economic Implications (Tel Aviv: Shiloah Center for Middle Eastern & African Studies, 1983).
Karsh, Efraim. The Iran-Iraq War: A Military Analysis (London: International Institute for Strategic Studies, 1987).
__________ (ed.) The Iran-Iraq War: Impact & Implications (NY: St. Martin's, 1989).
King, Ralph. The Iran-Iraq War: The Political Implications (London: International Institute for Strategic Studies, 1987).
Pelletiere, Stephen C. The Iran-Iraq War: Chaos in a Vacuum (NY: Praeger, 1992).
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.
Rajaee, Sarhang (ed.) The Iran Iraq War: The Politics of Aggression (Gainesville: U. of Florida, 1993).
In the Library: Fiction
Fassih, Esmail. Sorraya in a Coma  (London, 1985). Iranian Revolution, exile. war against Iraq.