IRAQ IN A NUTSHELL (2008)

Table of Contents

Facts and Figures pg. 1
Ancient History pg. 2
Introduction of Islam and Sunni-Shi’a split pg. 5
European Interference pg. 8
Saddam Hussein pg. 12
Iran-Iraq War pg. 14
Gulf War pg. 16
Neocons pg. 20
Arguments in Favor and Against War pg. 22
Operation Iraqi Freedom pg. 24
Post-Saddam Governments pg. 28
Political Parties pg. 34
Iraq’s Constitution pg. 35
Kurds pg. 37
Marsh Arabs, Turkmen and Assyrians pg. 42
Shi’ites pg. 43
Shi’ite Movements pg. 48
Sunni Insurgency pg. 52
Politics of Oil pg. 56
Weapons of Mass Destruction pg. 59
Road to War: UN Resolutions pg. 63
Iraq Study Group Report pg. 66

Maps
Iraq at a Glance pg. i Shatt al-Arab Waterway pg. 14
Kurdistan pg. 37
No-Fly Zones pg. 39
Provinces pg. 41


Boxes and Sidebars
Iraq in the Bible pg. 4
Tribes pg. 12
Neocons & the Bush Administration pg. 20
UN Vote for War pg. 25
Iraq’s Debts pg. 27
Green Zone pg. 31
December 2005 Election Results pg. 33
Kurdish Politics pg. 40
Execution of Saddam Hussein pg. 45
Shi’a Clerical Ranks pg. 47
Nouri al-Maliki pg. 48
Fallujah pg. 55
Blackwater, USA pg. 65
Surge 2007 pg. 68

 

 
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