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Soviet Policies in the Middle East
From World War Two to Gorbachev


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  • Date Published: November 1990
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521358590

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  • This is a comprehensive study of Soviet policies in the Middle East. Concentrating on policy developments, Professor Golan analyses the major Soviet decisions and objectives from the end of World War II to the Gorbachev era. She pays particular attention to the wars and crises of recent years and the often problematic development of political relationships in the region. Professor Golan begins by demonstrating how, until the end of the Brezhnev period, Soviet policies towards the Middle East were principally influenced by the demands of superpower competition with the USA. This is followed by a series of broadly chronological case studies of the main Soviet alliances, such as Syria and South Yemen; and of Sadat's Egypt and Khomeni's Iran. This original and important book culminates in a study of Gorbachev's interests, initiatives, and 'new thinking' in relation to overall Soviet foreign policy objectives and the role of the Soviet Union in the region.

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    Product details

    • Date Published: November 1990
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521358590
    • length: 332 pages
    • dimensions: 228 x 152 x 18 mm
    • weight: 0.42kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Soviet policy-making in the Middle East: from Stalin to Brezhnev
    2. The immediate post-war period: Iran-Turkey-Palestine
    3. The Soviet-Egyptian relationship
    4. The Six-Day War, 1967
    5. The inter-war period, 1967-1973
    6. The Yom Kippur War, 1973
    7. Settlement of the Arab-Israeli conflict
    8. The Palestinians and the PLO
    9. The Lebanon War, 1982
    10. The Soviet Union and Syria
    11. The Soviet Union and Iraq
    12. The Soviet Union and Iran
    13. The Soviet attitude to Islam
    14. Arab communism in the Middle East
    15. Marxist South Yemen and the Arabian peninsula
    16. The Soviet Union and Turkey
    17. Gorbachev's Middle East policy
    Guide to further reading

  • Author

    Galia Golan, Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya

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