The book functions as a reliable overall introduction and guide to international Arab politics.
Drawing on a wide range of Arabic and Western sources and his own experience, and providing in-depth comparisons of six key Arab states--Algeria, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, and Saudi Arabia--Faour challenges the notion that Desert Storm solved more problems than it created.- MESA Bulletin
In this brief but packed monograph, Faour (sociology, University of Beirut) has gathered and incorporated a remarkable amount of information about the aftermath of Desert Storm in the Arab World. . . . Each chapter includes a brief comparative review of the six Arab states.- Journal of Peace Research
This brief survey of the demographic, economic and political fallout of the 1990-91 Gulf War in the Arab world is to be commended for breadth of coverage.- CHOICE