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The Iran-Iraq War: The View from Baghdad

Exclusive interviews with Mansour Farhang, David Newton, and William Miller on what they think newly-released Iraqi government documents and recorded conversations from Saddam Hussein mean for the retrospective view of the eight-year conflict.

Date & Time

Oct. 25, 2011
4:30pm – 6:00pm ET


Using a combination of recollections from former government officials and newly-available archival material, including high-level Iraqi government documents and recorded conversations between Saddam Hussein and his top deputies, The Iran-Iraq War: The View from Baghdad re-examines the eight-year conflict from a wide variety of informed perspectives. 

Click here to view the documents online in the Cold War International History Project's Digital Archive.

Following the discussion, John Milewski, managing editor and moderator of the Wilson Center's weekly television program,dialogue, spoke with the panelists to explore their further thoughts on the subject.

Mansour Farhang, former Iranian ambassador to the United Nations

David Newton, former United States Ambassador to Iraq

William G. Miller, named United States Ambassador to Iran in 1979

This event is co-sponsored by the Wilson Center’s History and Public Policy Program and Middle East Program, along with the Conflict Records Research Center at the National Defense University.


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History and Public Policy Program

The History and Public Policy Program strives to make public the primary source record of 20th and 21st century international history from repositories around the world, to facilitate scholarship based on those records, and to use these materials to provide context for classroom, public, and policy debates on global affairs.  Read more

Middle East Program

The Wilson Center’s Middle East Program serves as a crucial resource for the policymaking community and beyond, providing analyses and research that helps inform U.S. foreign policymaking, stimulates public debate, and expands knowledge about issues in the wider Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.  Read more

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