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Joost Hiltermann: The Iran-Iraq War, 4 February 2016

The Iran-Iraq War 
by Pierre Razoux, translated by Nicholas Elliott.
Harvard, 640 pp., £29.95, November 2015, 978 0 674 08863 4
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... the help of Arab and Western support. Yet the war was brought to an end, and what clinched it, Pierre Razoux argues in his new history of the conflict, was the Soviet decision to withdraw from Afghanistan. This made possible a rapprochement between Tehran and Moscow, which the Soviets were eager to achieve, afraid that a defeat for Iran would permit ...

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