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Soviet Policies in the Middle East : From World War Two to Gorbachev - Galia Golan

Soviet Policies in the Middle East

From World War Two to Gorbachev

Paperback Published: 21st January 1991
ISBN: 9780521358590
Number Of Pages: 332

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This is the first 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.

."..written by one of the best contemporary scholars studying Soviet policy toward the Middle East. Relatively short and most readable, it will be eminently useful as an undergraduate textbook and for the edification of the general reader." Middle East Journal

Acknowledgements
Map
Introduction
Soviet policy-making in the Middle East: from Stalin to Brezhnev
The immediate post-war period: Iran-Turkey-Palestine
The Soviet-Egyptian relationship
The Six-Day War, 1967
The inter-war period, 1967-1973
The Yom Kippur War, 1973
Settlement of the Arab-Israeli conlflict
The Palestinians and the PLO
The Lebanon War, 1982
The Soviet Union and Syria
The Soviet Union and Iraq
The Soviet Union and Iran
The Soviet attitude to Islam
Arab communism in the Middle East
Marxist South Yemen and the Arabian peninsula
The Soviet Union and Turkey
Gorbachev's Middle East policy
Guide to further reading
Bibliography
Index
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ISBN: 9780521358590
ISBN-10: 0521358590
Series: Cambridge Soviet Union Paperbacks
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 332
Published: 21st January 1991
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.63 x 15.19  x 2.03
Weight (kg): 0.41