Iraq had a violent and unstable political culture before Saddam, and a stability bolstered by repression, fear, and wealth under Saddam. Could history repeat itself in Iraq? Could the country produce another Saddam-like figure by replicating the conditions and circumstances that propelled him to power?
Iraq Before and After Saddam
Judith S. Yaphe is senior research fellow for the Middle East and a specialist on Iraq and Persian Gulf security issues at the Institute for National Strategic Studies, National Defense University, Washington, D.C. The comments and opinions expressed here are those of the author.
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Judith S. Yaphe; Iraq Before and After Saddam. Current History 1 January 2003; 102 (660): 7–12. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/curh.2003.102.660.7
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