David Palkki, Conflict Records Research Center at the National Defense University, and Hal Brands, Duke University, authored an article in the latest issue of Diplomatic History (Volume 36, Issue 3, June 2012, pp. 625-659). Using captured Iraqi records available at the Conflict Records Research Center, “Conspiring Bastards”: Saddam Hussein's Strategic View of the United States examines the Iraqi leader's perception of the United States from his rise to power in the 1970s to the invasion of Kuwait in August of 1990.
Palkki and Brands both participated in The Iran-Iraq War: The View from Baghdad, an international conference organized by the Wilson Center's History and Public Policy Program and the Conflict Records Research Center in October of 2011.
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