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The Outlaw State: Saddam Hussein's Quest for Power and the Gulf Crisis

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An analysis of the Gulf War and its long-ranging effects in the Middle East, which explores Saddam Hussein's rise to power, explains why he invaded Kuwait, provides a survey of the war's outcome and addresses the region's new balance of power following the depletion of Hussein's forces.
Hardcover, 320 pages
Published May 30th 1991 by John Wiley & Sons (first published 1991)
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Elaine Sciolino is a writer and former Paris Bureau Chief for The New York Times, based in France since 2002. She contributes to The New York Times' Food, Culture, Styles and Sunday Review sections. In 2015 she served as the expert lecturer on the first New York Times-led tour to Iran, and will have led six Times Journeys to Iran by the end of 2016.

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