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This section contains an alphabetical list of research reports on, and
analyses of, modern Iraq that are to be found on the internet. At present,
it does not contain sources that are in print only; many of these
are mentioned in CASI's thematic index. Furthermore,
it does not contain official reports issued by non-governmental and international
organisations, religious institutions and governments, details of which
are to be found elsewhere on this site. Selected
statements and reports from all of these bodies are compiled according
to subject-matter in the thematic index.
- Akunjee, Muhammed and Asif Ali, "Healthcare
under Sanctions in Iraq", Medicine, Conflict and Survival,
Issue 18.3 (2002)
- Albright, David and Kevin O'Neill, "The
Iraqi Maze: Searching for a Way Out", The Nonproliferation
Review, Vol. 8:3 (Fall-Winter 2001)
- Ali, Mohamed M. and Iqbal H. Shah,
Sanctions and childhood mortality in Iraq, from The
Lancet (27 May 2000), pp.185157. The authors publish Unicef's
1999 mortality data. This article was accompanied by an editorial entitled
children", from p.1837. These articles can only be accessed after
free registering here.
- Alnasrawi, Abbas (Professor of Economics at the University
- Oil, Sanctions, Debt and the Future
- "Iraq: economic embargo and predatory
rule", in E.W. Nafziger, F. Stewart and R.Väyrynen, eds.,
and Displacement: The Origins of Humanitarian Emergencies. Volume
2 (Oxford University Press, 2000), pp.89-119.
- American Academy of Arts & Sciences occasional paper "War with Iraq: Costs,
Consequences, and Alternatives". Contributors include William
Norhaus, Steven Miller, Carl Kaysen, John Steinbruner, and Martin Malin.
- Arnott, David,resource list
for economic consequences of war (April 2003)
- Arnove, Anthony (author of Iraq Under Siege: The Deadly Impact
of Sanctions and War [London: Pluto Press, 2000]):
- Baram, Amatzia, The
Effect of Iraqi Sanctions: Statistical Pitfalls and Responsibility,
from Middle East
Journal (Spring 2000).
- Barton, Frederick and Bathsheba Crocker. "A wiser peace: an action strategy
for post-conflict Iraq". CSIS, January 2003. Three supplements
to this document provide information on Iraq's
financial obligations, the Oil
for Food programme, and costs
- Bennis, Phyllis, Various published articles analysing US policy
towards Iraq are compiled in this
list of the Transnational Institute.
- Bruderlein, Claude, The
UN Security Council at the Crossroads: Toward More Humane and Better
Targeted Sanctions, Harvard
Center for Population and Development Studies (20 November 1999).
- Byman, Daniel, After
the Storm: U.S. Policy Toward Iraq Since 1991, Political Science
Quarterly, vol.115:4 (Winter 2000-1), pp.493-516.
- Cable, Vince, "Saddam's
other weapon of mass destruction: the potential economic fallout from
a war in Iraq". An html
version is also available. January 30, 2003. An article focussing
mainly on the impact for oil producion and oil markets.
- Cordesman, Anthony H.:
- Cordesman, Anthony H. "Iraq
after Saddam: nation building and opposition movements".
- Cortright, David and George A. Lopez, "The
Limits of Coercion", Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, Vol. 56:6
(Nov/Dec 2000), pp.18-20.
- Daponte, Beth Osborne, "A
Case Study in Estimating Casualties from War and Its Aftermath: The
1991 Persian Gulf War", Physicians for Social Responsibility
Quarterly, 3/2 (1993), 57-66
- Fawcett, John and Victor Tanner, "The
Internally Displaced People of Iraq", Brookings Institution
- SAIS Project on Internal Displacement, (October 2002).
- Garfield, Richard (Professor of Epidemiology at Columbia University):
- George, Rose, Saddam's cake,
ARENA Magazine (August 2000).
- Gordon, Joy (Associate Professor of Philosophy at Fairfield University):
- Graham-Brown, Sarah (author of Sanctioning Saddam, St.
Martin's Press, 1999):
- Herring, Eric, Between
Iraq and a Hard Place: A Critique of the British Government’s Case for
UN Economic Sanctions, Review of International Studies, vol.
28:1 (January 2002), pp.39-56.
- Hersh, Seymour, Overwhelming
Force: what happened in the final days of the Gulf War?, from The
New Yorker (22 May 2000).
- Hildebrand, Dale (Director of Inter-Church Action, Canada),
"The New 'Smart' Sanctions on Iraq:
a Commentary" (8 June 2001).
- Hufbauer, Gary Clyde (Senior Fellow of the Institute
for International Economics, Washington DC, and ), The
Snake Oil of Diplomacy: When Tensions Rise, the U.S. Peddles Sanctions,
editorial in The Washington
Post (12 July 1998). Hufbauer is co-author (with Kimberly Ann
Elliott and Jeffrey J. Schott) of Economic Sanctions Reconsidered
(3rd edn, 2001).
- Hurd, Nathaniel (consultant on Iraq policy): Security Council
Resolution 1441 and the Threat of Force (PDF
or MS Word).
- Jabar, Faleh A., Assessing
the Iraqi Opposition, MERIP Press Information Note 51 (23 March
2001). Jabar is author of Ayatollahs, Sufis and Ideologues: State
and Religion in Iraq (Saqi Books, 2001).
- Jennings, Ray Salvatore. "After Saddam Hussein:
winning a peace if it comes to war>". Special report of the
United States Institute for Peace.
- Kandela, Peter,
Baghdad 2000 - rubbish heaps and cesspits, from The
Lancet (27 May 2000), p.1893. A brief eye-witness account. This
article can only be accessed after free registration here.
- Khafaji, Isam al-, Almost
Unnoticed: Interventions and Rivalries in Iraqi Kurdistan, MERIP
Press Information Note 44 (24 January 2001).
- Kondoch, Boris, "
The Limits of Economic Sanctions under International Law: The Case of
Iraq " International
Peacekeeping Volume 7 (2001), 267-94.
- Lynch, Marc, "Smart
Sanctions: Rebuilding Consensus or Maintaining Conflict?", currently
on the CASI Discussion List Archive (28 June 2001).
- Mahdi, Kamil, Rehabilitation
Prospects for the Iraqi Economy, from The
International Spectator (Journal of Istituto Affari Internazionali,
Rome), Volume XXXIII (June 1998).
- Malone, David (President of the
International Peace Academy), Goodbye
UNSCOM: a Sorry Tale in US-UN Relations, originally published in
Dialogue, vol. 30, no. 4 (December 1999).
- McGeary, Johanna. "Looking beyond Saddam".
Time magazine (March 2003).
- McHugh, Gerard (researcher and consultant for governments and
international organisations; formerly a Research Fellow at MIT's
Center for International
- Marcel, Valerie, "The
future of oil in Iraq: scenarios and implications". RIIA
briefing paper (December 2002).
- Marr, Phebe. "Iraq the
day after: internal dynamics in post-Saddam Iraq".
- New Internationalist
on Iraq (September 1999).
- Nordhaus, William. "The Economic Consequences
of a War with Iraq". "Given the salience of cost, it is surprising
that there has been no systematic public analysis of the economics of
the coming conflict in Iraq. This essay is written in an attempt to
fill the gap."
- Normand, Roger, "Iraqi Sanctions,
Human Rights and Humanitarian Law", Middle
East Report, Summer 1996.
- O'Sullivan, Meghan L., Iraq:
Time for a Modified Approach, Policy Brief #71 of the Brookings
Institute (February 2001).
- Perthes, Volker, Iraq
under sanctions: a regime defiant, Royal
Institute of International Affairs Briefing Paper #40 (February
- Porteous, Samuel D., Financial
Sanctions: A Better Way to Target Rogue Regimes, from Backgrounder
(7 December 2000), a publication of the C.D.Howe
Institute (a Canadian centre-right think tank).
- Porter, Edward D., U.S.
Energy Policy, Economic Sanctions and World Oil Supply. Published
by the American Petroleum Institute
- Rabil, Robert G.. "The Iraqi opposition's
evolution: from conflict to unity?" Meria, December 2002
- Ritter, Scott, "Redefining
Iraq's Obligation: The Case for Qualitative Disarmament of Iraq",
from Arms Control Today,
vol.30:5 (June 2000), pp.8-14. Ritter was an Unscom weapons inspector
until his resignation in 1998.
- Rogers, Paul. "Iraq:
Consequences of War". Oxford Research Group
report. October 2002.
- Rosser, Kevin, Suspending
Sanctions on Iraq: Make Haste, Slowly, from the Oxford
Institute for Energy Studies, Monthly Comment (November 1999).
- Rowat, Colin (Lecturer in Economics, Birmingham University,
- Schilling, Warner, professor emeritus of international relations
at Columbia University, predicts a higher level of Iraqi civilian casualties
than in the 1991 Gulf War in a panel
- Sikora, Karol (head of the WHO Cancer Programme), Cancer
services are suffering in Iraq, from The
British Medical Journal, 318:203 (16 January 1999).
- Stremlau, John, Sharpening
International Sanctions: Toward a Stronger Role for the United Nations
(November 1996). A report for the Carnegie
Commission on Preventing Deadly Conflict.
- 'Spinoza, Abu' (Abu Spinoza is a pseudonym for an economist),
and Out in Baghdad and Basra, A Simple Model and the Empirics
of Subsistence and Stagnation (March 2003)
- Tarzi, Amin, "Contradictions
In U.S. Policy on Iraq and its Consequences", MERIA Journal,
vol.4:1 (March 2000).
- Ward, Celeste Johnson. "Potential Costs of a War
Against Iraq". CSIS briefing (20 November 2002).