Imperial Myopia: Some Lessons from Two Invasions of Iraq
By Peter Sluglett
Professor of History, University of Utah
The Middle East Journal, vol. 62, no. 4 (August 2008): 593-609
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Peter Sluglett is a historian of the 19th and 20th century Arab Middle East, of the area which is now Iraq, Syria and Lebanon. His research focuses on political and socio-economic history, as well as urban social history in the Arab Mashreq and Egypt. He is a noted expert on modern Iraqi history and politics, and has written many books and scholarly articles on the subject, among them Britain in Iraq: Contriving King and Country.