This book attempts to understand both the nature and the consequences of the current conflict between Iraq and Iran. It is based on a research project initiated by the auspices of the Programme for Strategic and International Security Studies in Geneva.
1. Introduction 2. Iraq and the Origins of the Iran-Iraq War 3. Iran and the Politics of the War 4. Iraqi Politics and War Strategies 5. Iran: War and Society 6. The Impact of the War on Iraqi Politics 7. Iran: The War and the Economy 8. Iraq and the Region 9. Iran and the Region 10. Iraq and the Superpowers 11. Iran and the Superpowers 12. The Reckoning