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The Resource An embassy at war : politics and diplomacy behind the Gulf War, Alan Munro

An embassy at war : politics and diplomacy behind the Gulf War, Alan Munro

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An embassy at war : politics and diplomacy behind the Gulf War
Title
An embassy at war
Title remainder
politics and diplomacy behind the Gulf War
Statement of responsibility
Alan Munro
Title variation
Arabian affair
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This book looks at the crisis over Kuwait in all its aspects - its background and causes; and the dramatic course of events as they unfolded over the eight tense months which followed the invasion in the first days of August 1990, as seen from the vantage point of the author's action station as British ambassador to Saudi Arabia. Particular emphasis is given to the crucial role played by Saudi Arabia as architect and lynchpin of the widely assorted coalition which came together to confront Iraq's aggression." "The author gives a lively first-hand account of successive stages in the crisis, and backs this with an explanation of the factors, some of which go back many years, which led to the rise of Saddam Hussein and the threat he presented to international security. The book discusses the complex day-to-day interplay of diplomacy which took place between Saudi Arabia, Britain, and other western, Arab and moslem partners, as well as with a Soviet Union in terminal decline. Insights are revealed into the lead given by the United States through her armed forces and in the Security Council, and the course of her relationship on the ground with her major western associates, Britain and France. The backdrop for all this activity is painted in with contemporary undercurrents of Middle East politics: the Arab-Israel peace process, the shadow of revolutionary Iran, and the passions of Islamic revivalism. The crisis left its imprint on them all."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
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Munro, Alan
Dewey number
956.7044/23538
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
DS79.724.S33
LC item number
M85 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Persian Gulf War, 1991
  • Persian Gulf War, 1991
Label
An embassy at war : politics and diplomacy behind the Gulf War, Alan Munro
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 400-401) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Saddam Hussein factor -- The gathering storm -- The reason why -- Invasion and response -- Light blue -- Business as usual -- The long haul... -- ...and longer -- Khaki -- Oil and money -- Cold feet -- Clearing the decks -- The fog of war -- Diplomatic distractions -- Climax -- Anticlimax -- Profit and loss -- The fourth estate -- Aftermath -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
34113792
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st English ed.
Extent
xxii, 426 pages
Isbn
9781574881097
Isbn Type
(US edition)
Lccn
96003628
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
An embassy at war : politics and diplomacy behind the Gulf War, Alan Munro
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 400-401) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Saddam Hussein factor -- The gathering storm -- The reason why -- Invasion and response -- Light blue -- Business as usual -- The long haul... -- ...and longer -- Khaki -- Oil and money -- Cold feet -- Clearing the decks -- The fog of war -- Diplomatic distractions -- Climax -- Anticlimax -- Profit and loss -- The fourth estate -- Aftermath -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
34113792
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st English ed.
Extent
xxii, 426 pages
Isbn
9781574881097
Isbn Type
(US edition)
Lccn
96003628
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations

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