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Soviet-American Relations with Pakistan, Iran and Afghanistan - Dr. Hafeez Malik

Soviet-American Relations with Pakistan, Iran and Afghanistan

By: Dr. Hafeez Malik (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 1st March 1987
ISBN: 9780333408537
Number Of Pages: 431

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This is a collective volume on Soviet-American relations with the three rimland states of Iran, Afghanistan and Pakistan. The contributors argue that what happens in these three states would ultimately affect the states in the Gulf and the Middle East. The USA maintains friendly relations only with Pakistan, while her relations with Iran and Afghanistan are antagonistic. The future penetration of the Soviet influence in Iran and Afghanistan is assessed and probable scenarios are discussed by the seventeen contributors, who represent the military, diplomacy and academia. The concluding chapter synthesizes the discussions and the criticism of various papers. The book is the most up-to-date thorough analysis of superpower relations with the three neighbouring states of the Soviet Union currently available.

Preface - Notes on the Contributors - Introduction; H.Malik - The Strategic Importance of Iran, Afghanistan and Pakistan to the United States; G.C.McGhee - Thinking South: Soviet Strategic Interests in Iran, Afghanistan and Pakistan; M.McCain - India's Relations with Pakistan, Iran and Afghanistan; C.Baxter - Ethnic Dilemmas of Pakistan, Iran and Afghanistan and their Security Problems; J.W.Anderson - Buffer States on the Rim of Asia: Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iran and the Superpowers; L.Ziring - Soviet Intervention in Afghanistan and its Impact on Pakistan's Foreign Policy; H.Malik - Pakistan's Relations with the United States; A.Shahi - Soviet Relations with Pakistan; Y.V.Gankovsky, R.Mukimdzhanova, V.Belokrenitsky and V.Moskalenko - Pakistan's Nuclear Options; R.Jones - The United States and Revolutionary Iran; R.W.Cottam - The Soviet Union and the Islamic Republic of Iran; S.T.Hunter - Relations between Iran and the Arab States; A.Killgore - The International Political Economy of the Iran-Iraq War; K.Fatemi - The Afghan State and its Adaptation to the Environment of Central and Southwest Asia; A.Ghani - Communism in Afghanistan; H.S.Bradsher - Cultural Determinants of the Afghan Resistance to the Saur Revolution of 1978; L.Dupree - The Demography of Afghan Refugees in Pakistan; N.H.Dupree - Superpower Relations with Pakistan, Iran and Afghanistan; K.Ellis - Appendix: List of Seminar Participants - Notes - Index

ISBN: 9780333408537
ISBN-10: 0333408535
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 431
Published: 1st March 1987
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.2 x 14.81  x 4.0
Weight (kg): 0.72
Edition Number: 2

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