The crisis in the Gulf of 1990-1 affected more than just the regional powers in the area. Rippling outward, its military, economic and political effects were felt throughout the international political system, testing US steadfastness in the face of Saddam Hussein’s political survival, European ability to form a united front on foreign policy issues and the effectiveness of the UN in confronting international aggression. The rationale behind this book, first published in 1993, is to investigate and analyse the various aspects of the crisis, especially in regard to the interactions between internal and international prospects for a new order in the Middle East. It also examines the wider effects of the war, and includes analysis of Europe, America and the Soviet Union. Each one of the essays chosen for this volume has been written by an expert in their field. This collaboration between historians, regional specialists and political scientists, integrating a variety of research methods in the framework of one book, will be useful to a wide range of readers.
Table of Contents
1. Lost in the Shuffle: the Threatened Marginality of the Gulf Crisis for International Relations Inquiry Aharon Klieman Part 1. Middle East Tremors 2. Continuity and Change in the Inter-Arab System Bruce Maddy-Weitzman 3. Survival At All Costs: Saddam Hussein as Crisis Manager Efraim Karsh 4. Saudi Arabia’s Desert Storm and Winter Sandstorm Jacob Goldberg 5. The PLO: From Intifada to War and Back Menachem Klein 6. Migrants and Refugees: the Human Toil Elizabeth N. Offen Part 2. Israel in the Post-Gulf Era 7. Society and Politics in War: the Israeli Case Gad Barzilai 8. Strategic Consequences for Israel Efraim Inbar Part 3. Great Power Realignment 9. Origins of the New World Order Robert W. Tucker 10. A Changing American-Israeli Relationship Abraham Ben-Zvi 11. Soviet Policy During the Gulf Crisis Yitzhak Klein 12. European Reactions to the Gulf Challenge Ilan Greilsammer Part 4. Ripples Worldwide 13. Third World Arms Exports to Iraq Before and After the Gulf War Gil Shidlo 14. Petroleum Prices, Politics and War Gil Feiler 15. The Gulf War and the Media Dina Goren Part 5. Future Prospects for Calm After the Storm 16. Conflict Resolution Under the Veil of Uncertainty: the Middle East Gad Barzilai and Gideon Doron