Webcast Recap

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.



  • Mansour Farhang

    Former Iranian ambassador to the United Nations
  • David Newton

    Former United States Ambassador to Iraq
  • Hans Binnendijk

    Director of the National Defense University’s Institute for National Strategic Studies