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The Resource Iran and Iraq : religion, war, and geopolitics, Philip Wolny

Iran and Iraq : religion, war, and geopolitics, Philip Wolny

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Iran and Iraq : religion, war, and geopolitics
Title
Iran and Iraq
Title remainder
religion, war, and geopolitics
Statement of responsibility
Philip Wolny
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Iran and Iraq, though neighbors for many centuries, share both a common and a contentious history. Though both are Muslim nations, they have long been divided by their differing affiliations with the Shia and Sunni branches of Islam and by a cultural tension between Persian and Arab. These tensions have occasionally erupted into all-out warfare, most recently in the 1980s, when half a million Iraqis and Iranians were killed in a decade-long war. Today, however, following the toppling of the repressive Sunni dictator Saddam Hussein, Iraq's previously oppressed Shia majority is forging ties with Shia-dominated Iran and creating a new, potentially destabilizing balance of power in this part of the Middle East. This book explores the long, rich, complex, and charged history between these two Muslim nations and analyzes what path they seem to be heading down in the future, a journey that has weighty consequences for the western world and the United States
Cataloging source
DLC
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Wolny, Philip
Dewey number
303.48
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Understanding Iran
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Shiites
  • Iraq War, 2003-
  • Iran
  • United States
  • Iraq
  • Iran
Label
Iran and Iraq : religion, war, and geopolitics, Philip Wolny
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Neighbors and enemies -- The US and Iran : a troubled history -- Iran and its Iraqi exiles -- Operation Iraqi Freedom -- Iran and the rise of the Shia -- The road ahead -- Glossary
Control code
15497552
Dimensions
15 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
80 p.
Isbn
9781435852808
Isbn Type
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Other physical details
ill.
Label
Iran and Iraq : religion, war, and geopolitics, Philip Wolny
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Neighbors and enemies -- The US and Iran : a troubled history -- Iran and its Iraqi exiles -- Operation Iraqi Freedom -- Iran and the rise of the Shia -- The road ahead -- Glossary
Control code
15497552
Dimensions
15 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
80 p.
Isbn
9781435852808
Isbn Type
:
Other physical details
ill.
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