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(see also Iraq, Gulf States & Gulf War, 1991-Present)

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Björn Kumm's Note

CIA World Factbook. Includes map.

New Internationalist Profile

UN Development Program, Human Development Indicators

World Guide

World Guide (Montevideo)

On the Web: Articles

Kuwaitis Pack Up Camps in Potential War Zone. Juan O. Tamayo, San Jose Mercury (2/14/03). Desert camping as elite pastime.

On the Web: Specialized Sites

Middle East Research & Information Project (Publishes MERIP Report, an indispensable source).

In the Library: Articles

An Observer. "Oil for underdevelopment & discrimination: the case of Kuwait," Monthly Review 30,6 (1978):12-21.

Blanford, Nicholas. "Kuwait hopes for answers on its Gulf War POWs," Christian Science Monitor (12/1\23/02). 600 still unaccounted for; & Iraq still has possession of Kuwaiti National Archives.

Enloe, Cynthia. "Women & children: making feminist sense of the Persian Gulf crisis," Village Voice (9/25/90). On circumstance of women in Kuwait.

MacShane, Denis. "Gulf migrant labor: working in virtual slavery," Nation (3/18/91).

Rossant, John & William Glassgall. "Kuwait puts its $100 Billion War Chest to Work," Business Week (10/1/90).

Sherry, Virginia N. "What the democratic forces want," Nation (11/5/90). Hopes for a post-Gulf War democracy in the emirate.

In the Library: Non-Fiction Books

Amnesty International. Iraq/Occupied Kuwait: Human Rights Violations Since August 2, 1990 (NY, 1990).

Kelly, Michael. Martyrs’ Day. Chronicle of a Small War (NY, 1993). Reporter’s account of first Gulf War.

Sasson, Jean P. The Rape of Kuwait: The True Story of Iraqi Atrocities Against a Civilian Population (NY: Knightsbridge, 1991).

In the Library: Fiction

Hays, Tony. The Trouble with Patriots: A Novel (Bridgehampton NY: Bridge Works, 2001).

Paine, Tom. The Pearl of Kuwait (NY: Harcourt, 2003).

White, Robin A. Angle of Attack (NY: Crown, 1992).

In the Library: For Young Readers

Alshalabi, Firyal. Summer 1990: A Young Adult Novel (Boulder: Aunt Strawberry, 1999).

In the Library: Poetry

In the Library: Photography

CD & Audio

Film & Video

"Three Kings" [1999], dir. David O. Russell, 135m. In video stores.

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