Thabit A.J. Abdullah

York University

THABIT A. J. ABDULLAH is an associate professor in the Department of History at York University in Canada. His teaching and research focuses on modern and mediaeval Iraq, the Indian Ocean and the Ottoman Empire. His recent publications include A Short History of Iraq: From 636 to the Present (2003) and Merchants, Mamluks and Murder: The Political Economy of Commerce in Eighteenth Century Basra (2001).

  • Dictatorship, Imperialism and Chaos

    Iraq Since 1989

    By Thabit A.J. Abdullah     January 2006

    This book is a concise, readable, yet rigorous narrative of the recent history of Iraq. It focuses on the transformations within the country, placing the people of Iraq at the centre of the changes that began with the invasion of Kuwait in 1990 and ended with the current American occupation.