Palestine and the Gulf: Proceedings of an International Seminar, IPS, Beirut, November 2-5, 1981
Institute for Palestine Studies
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Proceedings of an international seminar at IPS, Beirut, November 2-5, 1981. 

This volume comprises twelve papers written for an international seminar held at the Institute for Palestine Studies in Beirut from 2-5 November 1981. The volume is divided into three main sections; the first provides a general background to the themes covered by the seminar; the second section deals with the perspectives of various international actors: Europe, the NATO alliance, the USSR and US; the third section covers the views of regional actors including the PLO, Israel and the countries of the Arab Mashriq, and Israel.

À propos de l’auteur

Rashid Khalidi is the president of the American Committee on Jerusalem, Washington, D.C., Edward Said Chair in Arab Studies at Columbia University, director of the Middle East Institute at Columbia University, and editor of the Journal of Palestine Studies. He is author of major works on the Middle East.

Camille Mansour is professor of international relations at the Universities of Paris and the Sorbonne, and founder and Dean of the Faculty of Law and Public Administration, Birzeit University in the West Bank. He is a member of the Executive Committee and also a member of the Board of Trustees of the Institute for Palestine Studies.

Table of Contents
I. General background
Western Economic Interests in the Arab World
The World Energy Balance and the Gulf
The Global Arms Build-up
Factors of Social and Economic Development in the Gulf in the Eighties
II. The International Actors
Palestine and the Gulf: A Europen Perspective
The Atlantic Alliance and the Middle East in the Early 1950s and Today: Retrospect and Prospect
The Gulf and Palestine in Soviet Policy
The Emergence of the Palestinians in American Strategy for the Middle East: Issues and Options
The Present Situation in the Middle East and the Policy of the Soviet Union
III. The Regional Actors
Palestine and the Gulf: A Palestinian Perspective
Israel and the Gulf
Palestine and the Gulf: An Eastern Arab Perspective
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