Into the Desert : Reflections on the Gulf War, Hardback Book

Into the Desert : Reflections on the Gulf War Hardback

Edited by Jeffrey (Associate Professor of History, Texas A & M) Engel


In the decade following the first Gulf War, most observers regarded it as an exemplary effort by the international community to lawfully and forcefully hold a regional aggressor in check.

Interpretations have changed with the times. The Gulf War led to the stationing of US troops in Saudi Arabia, an important contributing cause of the 9/11 attacks.

The war also led to a long obsession with Saddam Hussein that culminated in a second, far longer, American-led war withIraq. In Into the Desert, Jeffrey Engel has gathered an all-star cast of contributors to reevaluate the first Gulf War: Michael Gordon of the New York Times; Sir Lawrence Freedman, former foreign policy advisor to Tony Blair; Ambassador Ryan Crocker; Middle East specialist Shibley Telhami; andRichard Haass, President of the Council on Foreign Relations.

Engel and his contributors examine the war's origins, the war itself, and its long-term impact on international relations.

All told, Into the Desert offers an astute reassessment of one of the most momentous events in the last quarter century.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Middle Eastern history
  • ISBN: 9780199796281



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