Peter Sluglett


Peter Sluglett is a professor of Middle Eastern history at the University of Utah.

Articles by this Author
Hourani, History of the Arab Peoples

Albert Hourani, A History of the Arab Peoples (Faber and Faber, 1991).

This is a rich and profoundly satisfying book, the high-water mark of Albert Hourani’s long and influential career as a writer and...

Iraq Since 1986: The Strengthening of Saddam

In June 1986, we wrote that the situation in which Iraq found itself “underlines the vital need for the establishment of democracy...however broadly this may be defined.” Four years later, this plea has become more urgent; the...

Khalil, Republic of Fear

Samir al-Khalil, Republic of Fear: Saddam’s Iraq (California Press, 1989).

This book, first published a year ago at a time when -- with a few honorable exceptions -- most criticism of Iraq and its...

Louis, The British Empire in the Middle East

Wm. Roger Louis, The British Empire in the Middle East, 1945-1951: Arab Nationalism, The United States and Post-War Imperialism (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1984).

This rich and highly informative book charts the...

Not Quite Armageddon

Ostensibly, the war between Iraq and Iran is about boundaries, about freeing the Shatt al-‘Arab from Persian occupation, about restoring the two Tumb islands and Abu Musa in the Gulf to the Arab nation, and -- admittedly always a more...

El-Azhary, The Iran-Iraq War

M. S. el-Azhary, ed., The Iran-Iraq War (London and New York: Croom Helm and St. Martin’s Press, 1984).

This volume comprises papers presented at a conference organized by the Universities of Exeter and...