The Economic Consequences of the Gulf War

The Economic Consequences of the Gulf War

by Kamran Mofid
     
 

View All Available Formats & Editions

One of the longest and most devastating uninterrupted wars among modern nation states since 1945, the Iran-Iraq war has produced neither victor nor vanquished and has left the regimes in both countries basically intact. The domestic, regional and international

repercussions of the war, however, clearly indicate that "going back" is not an option. What then does

Overview

One of the longest and most devastating uninterrupted wars among modern nation states since 1945, the Iran-Iraq war has produced neither victor nor vanquished and has left the regimes in both countries basically intact. The domestic, regional and international

repercussions of the war, however, clearly indicate that "going back" is not an option. What then does reconstruction mean? In this book, Kamran Mofid counteracts the scant analysis to date of the economic consequences of the Gulf War by analyzing its impact on both economies in terms of

oil production, exports, foreign exchange earnings, non-defense foreign trade and agricultural performance. In the final section, Mofid brings together the component parts of the economic cost of the war to assign a dollar value to the cost.

Editorial Reviews

Booknews
This is the Gulf War recently ended, between Iraq and Iran, not the one about to start. Examines the economic impact on the two countries of their armed conflict 1980-87. Notes that while they were busily trying to destroy each other's economy and national infrastructure, the rest of the developing world was struggling with the vagaries of the international economy as they tried to graft themselves to it through industrialization. The degree of destruction, Mofid says, makes any post-war process nothing less than reconstruction. Provides an interesting perspective on the situation in 1989. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415052955
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
09/25/1990
Pages:
204
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.63(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >