In This Review

The Gulf Crisis: An Attempt to Understand
The Gulf Crisis: An Attempt to Understand
By Ghazi A. Algosaibi
Kegan Paul International, 1993, 156 pp.

By Saudi standards, this book by the current Saudi ambassador to Great Britain is remarkably candid. The author probes motives, raises issues that are frequently glossed over in public, and generally provides a coherent picture of how his countrymen, especially at the level of the establishment, saw the Gulf crisis triggered by Saddam Hussein's invasion of Kuwait. This is not a work of research or scholarship, but rather a series of reflections by a thoughtful Saudi who has a reputation for speaking his mind.