A new Arab alliance system: causes of the Iraq-Iran war and the reaction of various Arab states
O'Donnell, Robert Bernard
Said, Kamil T.
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This thesis examines the current conflict between Iraq and Iran ad looks at the causes, both stated and unstated offering an opinion as to the real causes of the war. Secondly, the thesis examines the Arab Nation and the reaction of several of the states of that nation to the war in an attempt to lay out why certain states support Arab Iraq or Persian Iran. Also included is a look at the impact of the war on the options available to the U.S. and U.S.S.R. The thesis concludes with a look at the interworking of the various factors and stimuli to determine if a new Arab alliance will result from the war, and to state who will be the real winner of the war.
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