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

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

by Galia Golan, Golan Galia
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521358590

ISBN-13: 9780521358590

Pub. Date: 09/28/2009

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521358590
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
09/28/2009
Series:
Cambridge Russian Paperbacks Series, #2
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
332
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements; Map; Introduction; 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; Bibliography; Index.

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