The Origins of the Gulf Wars

The Origins of the Gulf Wars

By: Morris Mottale (author)Paperback

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The last quarter of the 20th Century saw political and military upheavals in the Persian Gulf area which included, among other things, an epochal revolution in Iran, a very long and bloody war between Iran and Iraq, a second war between Iraq and an American-led United Nations coalition, following the invasion and annexation of Kuwait by the Iraqi army, and continuing low level warfare between the British and American forces and Iraq well into the beginning of the century.

About Author

Morris M. Mottale is Senior Associate Professor of International Relations and Comparative Politics at Franklin College, Switzerland.


Chapter 1 Preface Chapter 2 Acknowledgements Chapter 3 Introduction Chapter 4 Ideology in the Middle East Chapter 5 Oil and Arms: Background to Modernization Chapter 6 The Role of the Superpowers Chapter 7 Iran: Recent History and Military Policies Chapter 8 Iraq: Recent History and Military Policies Chapter 9 Saudi Arabia: Recent History and Military Policies Chapter 10 The Wars Chapter 11 Conclusion Chapter 12 A Note on Sources Chapter 13 Note on Transliteration Chapter 14 Selected Bibliography Chapter 15 Index

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  • ISBN13: 9780761821298
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 224
  • ID: 9780761821298
  • weight: 290
  • ISBN10: 0761821295

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