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Dilip Hiro

Dilip Hiro is the author of Sharing the Promised Land: A Tale of Israelis and Palestinians (Interlink), Between Marx and Muhammad: The Changing Face of Central Asia (HarperCollins), Neighbors, Not Friends: Iraq and Iran After the Gulf Wars (Routledge), War Without End: Rise of Islamist Terrorism and the Global Response (also Routledge), Iraq: In the Eye of the Storm (Nation Books), Secrets and Lies: Operation "Iraqi Freedom" and After, The Iranian Labyrinth: Journeys Through Theocratic Iran and its Furies, Blood of the Earth: The Battle for the World’s Vanishing Oil Resources and, most recently, After Empire: The Birth of a Multipolar World (all Nation Books).


  • Regions and CountriesJuly 8, 1999

    Meanwhile, in Iraq…

    NATO's nightly airstrikes against Yugoslavia have ceased, but the periodic Anglo-American bombing of Iraq continues.

    Dilip Hiro

  • Regions and CountriesMay 20, 1999

    Iraqi Sideshow Continues

    On May 12 the Iraqi News Agency reported the deaths of twelve people, including two children, and 200 head of livestock near the northern city of Mosul, caused by American bombs.

    Dilip Hiro

  • Regions and CountriesApril 29, 1999

    Saddam the Phoenix

    Thanks principally to the reports of Barton Gellman in the Washington Post since last October, we know that US intelligence services fatally misused the United Nations Special Commission

    Dilip Hiro

  • Regions and CountriesFebruary 25, 1999

    Flying the Iraqi Skies

    Having hit Saddam Hussein where it hurts--in the Republican Guard barracks, military intelligence headquarters and other strategic components of his regime's power base--during Operation Dese

    Dilip Hiro

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  • PoliticsJanuary 28, 1999

    The Cost of an Afghan ‘Victory’

    Ten years ago, on February 15, 1989, as the last of the 115,000 Soviet soldiers crossed over from Afghanistan into Soviet Tajikistan, there was quiet celebration in Washington as well

    Dilip Hiro

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