a Timeline

Last Updated: 6-27-2005

Founding of Iraq and Nationalist Coups 1914-1968

Saddam's Rise and Iran-Iraq War

Invasion of Kuwait, Gulf War I and Immediate Aftermath, 1990-1991

Post-Gulf War I Sanctions and Weapons Inspections, 1991-2001

Build-up to Gulf War II, 2002-2003

Gulf War II Starts


Bulloch, John, The Gulf War : It's Origins, History and Consequences by John Bulloch and Harvey Morris

Chamieh, Jebran, Traditionalists, Militants and Liberal in Present Islam by Jebran Chamieh, Research and Publishing House, [no date give, probably 1994]

Hiro, Dilip, The Longest War : Iran-Iraq Military Conflict by Dilip Hiro, 1991

Kepel, Gilles, The War for Muslim Minds by Gilles Kepel 2005

Pollack, Kenneth M., "The Right Way," Atlantic Monthly, March 2006, p.109

Tripp, Charles, History of Iraq

Rayburn, Joel, "The Last Exit From Iraq," Foreign Affairs, March/April 2006 From