Hello, I am looking for someone to write an article on Relationship of the U.S with Iran and Iraq in the 1980s. It needs to be at least 2250 words. The current study focuses on specific aspects of this war: at a first level, reference is made on the relationship between Iran and Iraq before the war and the reasons for which the US decided to support Iraq. Then, the emphasis is given on the effects of the war on Iran especially in regard to international security, development, and nationalism. The review of the period before the beginning of the war has revealed that the relationship between Iran and Iraq has been always problematic. However, the development of a war between the two states can be considered as rather unexpected. the external support, as provided especially to Iraq, seems like a critical factor in the decision of Iraq’s leader to enter Iran’s territory. .
The relations between Iran and Iraq during the pre-war period can be considered as rather bad. In fact, the two countries had long term disputes. These disputes had ‘three dimensions: territorial, ideological, and personal’ (Kassicieh and Nassar 70). These disputes characterized the relations of the two countries in the late 1970s. In regard to the first dispute, the one related to territory, this was based on the following fact: since the 7th century, ‘the control of the Shatt-al-Arab region’ (Kassicieh and Nassar 70) has caused severe conflicts among local populations. Iraq had to take this region over its control and waited for the appropriate chance. the Revolution of 1979 set the conditions that Iraq could expected for invading in Iran (Kassicieh and Nassar 70). Also, even if they are based on a region influenced by similar religious rules, Iran and Iraq have been controlled by ‘regimes supporting different ideologies’ (Kassicieh and Nassar 71). The leaders of Iran emphasized universalism while Iraq’s leaders valued nationalism (Kassicieh and Nassar 70). In addition, the long term ‘conflict between Arabs and Persians’ (Karsh 256) cannot be ignored.