Iran-Iraq War Library

Articles/ Newspapers

Reuters, “Iraqi Forces Start Pullout from Iran in Wake of Losses,” Reuters. June 21,1982 The Globe and Mail.

Doucet, Lyse. “Legacy of Iran-Iraq War Lives On.” BBC News (October 8, 2015).

Maraghel, R. Moghadam. “An Ominous Global Failure to Condemn Iraqi Aggression.” New York Times Section A. Page 34, Column 4, Editorial Desk. October 10, 1980.

Hardy, Roger. “The Iran-Iraq War: 25 Years On,” BBC News, “Iran-Iraq War (1980-1988),”

Taleblu, Behnam. “The Long Shadow of the Iran-Iraq War.” National Interest (October 23, 2014). .

Hersh, Seymour M. “U.S. Secretly Gave Aid to Iraq Early in Its War Against Iran,” The New York Times (January 26, 1992).

Tokmajyan, Aremenak. “Religion, Religious Leaders, and Violence in the Conflict in Syria” Fragile States. .

Payvand Iran News. “Iran, Iraq Agree on Algiers Accord.” Payvand Iran News (February 26, 2014). .

Reuters. “Iraqi Forces Start Pullout from Iran in Wake of Losses.” Reuters (June 21,1982).

Ali, Javed. “Chemical Weapons and the Iran-Iraq War: A Case Study in Noncompliance.” James Martin Center For Nonproliferation Studies, “Iran-Iraq War (1980-1988),”

Taleblu, Behnam Ben. “Foundation For Defense of Democracies.” Foundation for Defense of Democracies (October 23, 2014)

Takeyh, Ray. “The Iran-Iraq War: A Reassessment.” The Middle East Journal. Vol. 64 (3) (2010).

Tabatabai, Ariane, Annie Samuel. What the Iran-Iraq War Tells Us about the Future of the Iran Nuclear Deal.” International Security. Vol.42(1). (2017)
Bajoghli, Narges. “Debating the Iran-Iraq War on Film.” Middle East Report. Vol.44(2(271)). (Jul 2014): pp.40-42.

Talmadge, Caitlin. “The Puzzle of Personalist Performance: Iraqi Battlefield Effectiveness in the Iran-Iraq War.” Security Studies. Vol.22(2). (April 2013): p.180-221.

Tabaar, Mohammad Ayatollahi. “Factional Politics in the Iran-Iraq War.” Journal of Strategic Studies. (07 August 2017): p.1-27.

Alfoneh, Ali. “What the Iran-Iraq War Can Teach U.S. Officials.” Middle East Quarterly. Vol.20(2). (Spring 2013): pp.87-92.

Nokhodian, Zary, Firoozeh Zarefarashbandi, and Parisa Shoaei. “Mustard Gas Exposure in Iran-Iraq War-A Scientometric Study” Journal of Education and Health Promotion. Vol.4. (Spring 2013): pp.56.

Seyed-Gohrab, Asghar. “Martyrdom as Piety: Mysticism and National Identity in Iran-Iraq War Poetry.” Der Islam. Vol.87(1). (2012): pp.248-273.

Firouzkouhi, Mohammadreza , Ali Zargham-Boroujeni, Morteza Nouraei, Hojatollah Yousefi, and Colin Holmes. “The Wartime Experience of Civilian Nurses in Iran-Iraq War, 1980-1988: An Historical Research." Contemporary Nurse. Vol.44(2). (June 1, 2013): p.225-231.

Ehsani, Kaveh. “War and Resentment: Critical Reflections on the Legacies of the Iran-Iraq War. Middle East Critique. Vol.26(1). (January 2, 2017): p.5-24.

Murauskaite, Egle. “Saddam’s Use of Violence Against Civilians During the Iran-Iraq War.” The Middle East Journal. Vol.70(1). (2016): pp.47-89.

Terrill, W. “Modern History and Politics-The Iran-Iraq War: A Military and Strategic History.” Middle East Journal. Vol.70(1). (December 2016): pp.168-169.

Sterner, Michael. “The Iran-Iraq War.” Foreign Affairs. Vol.63.(1) (Fall, 1984): p.128-143.

Cottam, Richard. “The Iran-Iraq War.” Current History. Vol.83. (January 1984): p.9.

Amin, S.H. “The Iran-Iraq War.” Marine Policy. Vol.6(3). (July 1982): pp.193-218.

Karsh, Efraim. “Military Power and Foreign Policy Goals: The Iran-Iraq War Revisited.” Royal Institute of International Affairs. Vol. 64 (1). (December 1, 1987): pp. 83-95.

Wright, Claudia. “Religion and Strategy in the Iran-Iraq War,” Third World Quarterly. Vol. 7, No. 4 (October 1985), pp. 839-852. Published by Taylor & Francis, Ltd.

Abdo, Geneive. Deborah Amos, Reza Aslan, F. Gregory Gause III, Bruce Hoffman, Ed Husain and Vali Nasr. “The Sunni-Shia Divide.” Council on Foreign Relations.!/?cid=otr-marketing_url-sunni_shia_infoguide


Blight, James, Janet Lang, Hussein Bana, Malcome Byrne and John Tirman. Becoming Enemies: U.S.-Iran Relations and the Iran-Iraq War, 1979-1988. Lanham: Rowan & Littlefield Publishers, 2012.

Potter, Lawrence G. and Garry Sick. Iran, Iraq and the Legacies of War. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2004.

Gause III, F. Gregory. The International Relations of the Persian Gulf. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009.

Khadduri, Majid. The Gulf War: The Origins and Implications of the Iraq-Iran Conflict. New York: Oxford University Press, 1988.

Jonhnson, Rob. The Iran-Iraq War. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.

Hiro,Dilip. The Longest War: The Iran-Iraq Military Conflict. New York: Routledge, 1991.

Timmerman, Kenneth R. The Death Lobby: How the West Armed Iraq. New York, Houghton Mifflin Company, 1991.

Rajaee, Farhang. Iranian Perspectives on the Iran-Iraq War. Gainsville: University Press Florida, 1997.

Khosronejad, Pedram. Iranian Sacred Defence Cinema: Religion, Martyrdom and National Identity. Herefordshire: Sean Kingston Publishing, 2012.

Rastegar, Kamran. Surviving Images: Cinema, War and Cultural Memory in the Middle East. New York: Oxford University Press, 2015.

Amanat, Abbas and Farzin Vejdani. Iran Facing Others: Identity Boundaries in a Historical Perspective. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.


"Iran Iraq War Liberation of Khorramshahr." Youtube

"Halabja Chemical Attack 1988." Youtube

"Tehran Under Missile Attack." Youtube

Jasti, Aditya. “Iran-Iraq War.” Youtube

“1986; Iran-Iraq Border And Military Action, Iraqi Military Parade”

“Iran War,” Thames Television, Youtube

Stuff News. “Legacy of Iran-Iraq War.” Youtube

“The Iran-Iraq War.” Youtube

“Iraqi War Movie.” Youtube.

“Iran & Iraq War, Freedom of Khoramshahr, (Operation Beit ol-Moqaddas) mixed with real footage.” Youtube.

“Iran-Iraq War Begins - 1980 | Today in History | 22 Sept 16” Youtube.

“Iran - Iraq War (1980-1988) Part 1”

“1959-1982; Iraq -Iran, The Continuing War” Youtube.


The Chronicles of Victory (Ravayat-e Fath), 1982

Eagles, 1984

Kanimanga, 1987

Bashu, The Little Stranger, 1989

The Immigrant, 1989

The Marriage of the Blessed (Arousi-yey Khouban), 1989

The Scout, 1990

In the Alleys of Love, 1991

Az Karkheh ta Rhein (From Karkheh to Rhine), 1993

Persepolis, 1993

Alchemy, 1995

The Scent of Joseph’s Shirt, 1995

Borj-e Minoo, 1996

Leily Is with Me, 1996

The Red Ribbon, 1999

Jayi Barayey Zendegi, 2003

Big Drum Under Left Foot, 2004

Duel, 2004

The Tear of the Cold, 2004

Kilometre Zero, 2005

Good Night Commander, 2006

In the Name of the Father, 2006

M for Mother, 2006

Ekhrajiha, 2007

Empty Hands, 2007

Houra’s Night, 2007

The Night Bus, 2007

The Third Day, 2007

Across The River, 2008

Dawn of the World, 2008

Sky is Safe, 2008

Doomsday Machine, 2009

Eve’s Shoulder Wound, 2009

Awakening Dreams, 2010

Bidari-e Royaha, 2010

Memories For All Seasons, 2010

My Silent Shadow, 2010

The Devil’s Double, 2011

Days of Life, 2012

In the Cold Silence of the Winter, 2012

And Suddenly You Went, 2012

The Lesson, 2013

Little Big Man, 2013

The Queen, 2013

Che, 2014

A House Beside Clouds, 2014

The Last Fifty Steps, 2014

Track 143, 2014

Whispers Behind the B, 2014

Love Story, 2015

My Enemy, My Brother, 2015

Standing in the Mist, 2015

Arvand, 2016

Standing in the Dust, 2016

Bomb, 2018