Eric Hooglund


Eric Hooglund is a professor at Bates College in Lewiston, Maine, and editor of the Middle East Critique.

Articles by this Author
Thirty Years of the Islamic Revolution in Rural Iran

Recent Books on the Kurds

Nader Entessar, Kurdish Ethnonationalism (Lynne Rienner, 1992).

Philip Kreyenbroek and Stefan Sperl, eds., The Kurds: A Contemporary Overview (Routledge, 1992).


Iranian Populism and Political Change in the Gulf

From the political perspective, the main consequence of the Persian Gulf War has been the restoration of the status quo ante. In Iraq and Kuwait, dissidents who had expected the military defeat of Saddam Hussein to usher in a new era of freedom...

The Other Face of War

The human toll of the Persian Gulf war -- as many as 100,000 deaths, 5 million displaced persons and over $200 billion in property damage -- ranks this conflict as the single most devastating event in the Middle East since World War I.

The Islamic Republic at War and Peace

Ten years after the Iranian revolution swept the Shah from power, and contrary to innumerable prophecies of its demise, the Islamic Republic endures. Many of the revolution’s original leaders remain in power and many of their goals,...

"The Fear Can Drive You Crazy"

“Roya” is how she wants to be known. She was arrested in Iran in the fall of 1982. She was released four years later and lived in Tehran for 15 months before coming to the US in early 1988. Eric Hooglund spoke with her in...

Iran and the Gulf War

September marks the seventh anniversary of the war between Iran and Iraq. It now ranks as the longest inter-state military conflict in the Middle East in this century. It has also been the most costly in terms of human lives lost, property...

Pakistan's Movement Against Islamization

Nikki Keddie traveled to Pakistan in 1985 and 1986 to investigate groups that in various ways have worked against President Zia ul Haq’s attempts to “Islamize” Pakistan’s legal system. Many of these activists are from...

Hiro, Iran Under the Ayatollahs

Dilip Hiro, Iran Under the Ayatollahs (London: Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1985).

Although this book is thin on analysis, it is filled with valuable details about political and economic developments during the...

The Search for Iran's "Moderates"

Revelations about secret talks and arms deals between the United States and Iran have focused attention on the internal politics of the Islamic Republic. The Reagan administration justifies its policy as an 18-month effort to reach out to “...