Save the Date: October Conference on the Iran-Iraq War

10 September 2011

The Iran-Iraq War: The View from Baghdad, October 25-27, 2011
Aug 01, 2011

The National Defense University’s Conflict Records Research Center and the Wilson Center's Cold War International History Project are pleased to announce an upcoming conference on the international history of the Iran-Iraq war. The conference, The Iran-Iraq War: The View from Baghdad, will take place from the 25th to 27th of October, 2011, at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, DC.
The Iran-Iraq War: The View from Baghdad will be centered on newly available documentary evidence from Iraqi archives stored digitally at the CRRC and available to researchers at NDU.
These new materials, including high-level Iraqi government documents and recorded conversations between Saddam Hussein and his top deputies shed new light on the origins of the conflict, its global and regional Cold War context, the decision-making process of Iraqi leadership, and a wide variety of other topics.
Please consider joining us for what will surely be an informative and rich discussion of this significant new source of archival material.


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Part of memoirs of Seyed Hadi Khamenei

The Arab People Committee

Another event that happened in Khuzestan Province and I followed up was the Arab People Committee. One day, we were informed that the Arabs had set up a committee special for themselves. At that time, I had less information about the Arab People , but knew well that dividing the people into Arab and non-Arab was a harmful measure.
Book Review

Kak-e Khak

The book “Kak-e Khak” is the narration of Mohammad Reza Ahmadi (Haj Habib), a commander in Kurdistan fronts. It has been published by Sarv-e Sorkh Publications in 500 copies in spring of 1400 (2022) and in 574 pages. Fatemeh Ghanbari has edited the book and the interview was conducted with the cooperation of Hossein Zahmatkesh.

Is oral history the words of people who have not been seen?

Some are of the view that oral history is useful because it is the words of people who have not been seen. It is meant by people who have not been seen, those who have not had any title or position. If we look at oral history from this point of view, it will be objected why the oral memories of famous people such as revolutionary leaders or war commanders are compiled.

Daily Notes of a Mother

Memories of Ashraf-al Sadat Sistani
They bring Javad's body in front of the house. His mother comes forward and says to lay him down and recite Ziarat Warith. His uncle recites Ziarat and then tells take him to the mosque which is in the middle of the street and pray the funeral prayer (Ṣalāt al-Janāzah) so that those who do not know what the funeral prayer is to learn it.