The USSR in Third World Conflicts: Soviet Arms and Diplomacy in Local Wars 1945-1980

The USSR in Third World Conflicts: Soviet Arms and Diplomacy in Local Wars 1945-1980

by Bruce D. Porter
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521310644

ISBN-13: 9780521310642

Pub. Date: 07/28/1986

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This is a thorough and sophisticated study of one of the most critical current issues in world politics. Bruce Porter examines Soviet policy and behaviour in Third World conflicts in the postwar period, focusing particularly on five examples: the Yemeni civil war, the Nigerian civil war, the Yom Kippur war, the Angolan civil war, and the Ogaden war. Aiming to

Overview

This is a thorough and sophisticated study of one of the most critical current issues in world politics. Bruce Porter examines Soviet policy and behaviour in Third World conflicts in the postwar period, focusing particularly on five examples: the Yemeni civil war, the Nigerian civil war, the Yom Kippur war, the Angolan civil war, and the Ogaden war. Aiming to illuminate various complex tactical and operational aspects of the USSR's policy in local conflicts, the author draws on a wide and eclectic range of sources. He pays close attention to the Soviet role as arms supplier and diplomatic actor in relation to both US policy and the dynamics of the local conflict, and he concludes with a careful consideration of the effectiveness of Soviet policy and of the implications for the United States.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521310642
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
07/28/1986
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
238
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.59(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; 1. Introduction; 2. The USSR in local conflicts: a historical overview; 3. Soviet power projection: advances in postwar military capabilities; 4. The case studies: a framework for analysis; 5. The Yemeni civil war; 6. The Nigerian civil war; 7. The Yom Kippur war; 8. The Angolan civil war; 9. The Ogaden war; 10. Conclusions; Index.

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