When Strongmen Invade, They Bring Their Pathologies With Them

April, 2022
IDA document: D-33090
FFRDC: Systems and Analyses Center
Type: Documents
Division: Joint Advanced Warfighting Division
Akar S. Bharadvaj, Kevin M. Woods See more authors
This article describes general events, military misadventures and implications of Iraq’s invasion of Iran in 1980. It focuses on civil-millitary relations, military effectiveness, and readiness under an authoritarian model and discusses implications for examining the Russian case in the unfolding war in Ukraine.