Kuwait Amid War, Peace and Revolution: 1979-1991 and New Challenges

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Kuwait amid War, Peace and Revolution explores Kuwaiti internal security challenges including terrorism, sabotage and subversion, and examines policy responses such as mass deportations and special security trials using untapped Kuwaiti government sources. The study details how turmoil in neighbouring states like Iraq and Iran, and deep ethnic and religious tensions inside Kuwait, shape Kuwait's threat environment. The study probes the period of the Iranian revolution, Iran-Iraq war and Iraqi invasion, and ...

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Overview

Kuwait amid War, Peace and Revolution explores Kuwaiti internal security challenges including terrorism, sabotage and subversion, and examines policy responses such as mass deportations and special security trials using untapped Kuwaiti government sources. The study details how turmoil in neighbouring states like Iraq and Iran, and deep ethnic and religious tensions inside Kuwait, shape Kuwait's threat environment. The study probes the period of the Iranian revolution, Iran-Iraq war and Iraqi invasion, and applies lessons learned to new challenges in Kuwait, including Islamic extremism.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781403994059
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 1/9/2007
  • Series: St Antony's Series
  • Pages: 272
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.62 (d)

Meet the Author

LORI PLOTKIN BOGHARDT is Senior Policy Analyst at Science Applications International Corporation.

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Table of Contents

List of Diagrams, Tables and Graphs
• Acknowledgements
• Note on Transliteration
• Introduction
• History and Government of Internal Security in Kuwait
• The Immediate Impact of Neighbouring Revolution and War, February 1979-January 1981
• New Political Forums and Ongoing Regional Tremors, February 1981-November 1983
• Major Terror Attacks and National Transformation, December 1983-January 1986
• Criticism and Extremism from Kuwaiti Citizens, February 1986-August 1988
• Old and New Antagonisms after the Ceasefire, September 1988-July 1990
• Loyalty, Opposition and the Iraqi Invasion, August 1990-August 1991
• Period Trends and New Challenges
• Appendix
• Bibliography
• Notes and References
• Index

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