Events are moving fast in the Middle East Prediction of the course of events is even more perilous than usual. However, unlike the unexpected political upheaval in Eastern Europe which saw the political and economic order of the socialist bloc overturned, the outcome of the crisis in the Middle East brought about by the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait will confirm the hegemony of Western interests and power in the region and probably leave the Arab states more embittered and divided than ever.
Recommended CitationHumphrey, Michael; Hockenos, Paul; Maccallum, Mungo; and Knight, Alan, Briefings: 1. Oil Spills 2. Brown Danube 3. Questions without Answers 4. Blue Hill, Australian Left Review, 1(121), 1990, 2-7.