Publications [#289718] of Hal Brands

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Journal Articles

  1. Brands, H. "Saddam and Israel: What do the new Iraqi records reveal?." Diplomacy and Statecraft 22.3 (September, 2011): 500-520. [doi]
    (last updated on 2018/07/15)

    This article uses newly available Iraqi records to examine Saddam Hussein's strategic view of Israel, from the time of his political ascendancy in the late 1970s to the Persian Gulf War of 1990-1991. It sheds light on a variety of issues: the sources and motives of Saddam's bitter hostility to Israel, his desire for a bloody war of attrition against the "Zionist entity," the role of Israel in motivating the Iraqi nuclear programme, Iraq-Israel relations during the Iran-Iraq War, Saddam's fears of an Israeli strike in the run-up to the invasion of Kuwait in 1990, and his motives for attacking Israel with SCUD missiles in 1991. © Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.

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