ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Inter-Imperialist Contradictions behind Gulf War

behind Gulf War DN THE Gulf war witnessed an impressive line-up of all the major powers, including the imperialist powers, on the same side. Some provided the armed forces, some others promised money to meet the costs of the war, while yet others merely supported UN Security Council resolutions authorising war against Iraq. Such a lineup of all the major powers would have been unthinkable as recently as a couple of years ago, when the Soviet Union still counted as a superpower and superpower contention affected every aspect of international politics. In fact, we would have to go back to the late nineteenth century to find another example of a joint military expedition of all the major powers: the crushing of the Yi Ho Tuan uprising (Boxer rebellion) in China.

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