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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781856490429
  • Publisher: Zed Books
  • Publication date: 4/1/1991
  • Pages: 272

Table of Contents

Introduction 1
Pt. I The Global Context 11
1 The US and the Gulf Crisis 13
2 The Political Economy of Soviet-US Relations over the Invasion of Kuwait in the Period August 1990 to March 1991 30
3 From Emperor to Policeman - Britain and the Gulf War 40
Pt. II The Middle East Protagonists 49
4 The Iraqi-US War: a Conspiracy Theory 51
5 Egypt's Speculations in the Gulf Crisis: the Government's Policies and the Opposition Movements 70
6 Turkey and the Gulf War 80
7 The Role of Iran in the Gulf War 91
8 Politics and the Gulf Crisis: Government and Popular Responses in the Maghreb 104
9 Changing Perceptions and Constant Realities: Palestinian and Israeli Experiences of the Gulf War 117
10 The Left Eye of Zion 136
11 The Arab Grassroots Response to the Gulf Crisis 142
Pt. III The Issues 151
12 The Economic Background and Consequences of the Gulf War 153
13 Burying the Oil Demon 166
14 Oil and the New Helots of Arabia - Increased Dependence and Political Vulnerability for the Arab World 181
15 The Neopatriarchal State in the Middle East: Development, Authoritarianism and Crisis 199
16 The Gulf War and Ideology: the Double-edged Sword of Islam 211
17 The Gendered Gulf War: Women's Citizenship and Modern Warfare 219
18 Operation Desert Disaster: Environmental Costs of the War 226
19 The New World Order 243
Pt. IV The Left Debate 257
20 The New International Order 259
21 The Left and the War: Four Underlying Questions 272
22 The Palestinian Predicament after Saddam's Gomorrah 277
Appendix 285
Index 288
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