Table of Contents
Introduction and Authors
The Next Phase : Problems of Transition
What Next for the Palestinians?
The Gulf Crisis and the Palestinian Economy:..
New Tasks and Challenges
The Legal Dimension : The Impact of the
Gulf Crisis on the Palestinian Cause
The PLO's Political Program and the Gulf Crisis
Post-Gulf War Prospects : Assessing the Positions
Mahdi Abdul Hadi
Post Gulf-War Assessment : A Palestinian Perspective
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