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The Gulf Crisis: Background and Consequences
The Gulf Crisis: Background and Consequences
Edited by Ibrahim Ibrahim
Center for Contemporary Arab Studies, 1992, 354 pp.

The Persian Gulf crisis was such a dramatic event in the post-Cold War era that it was bound to be the subject of many conferences and instant histories. This volume is one of the better of its kind. Based on papers presented at a conference in mid-1991, the book covers the background of the crisis, the international response, the positions of regional actors and some of the economic consequences. A useful chronology is included.