Soviet Policy Toward Israel Under Gorbachev

Soviet Policy Toward Israel Under Gorbachev

by Robert Owen Freedman


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Mikhail Gorbachev's rise to power in 1985 signalled the beginning of significant improvements in Soviet-Israeli relations--thoroughly examined in this well-researched volume. Freedman describes how eased tensions between the Soviet Union and Israel have been evidenced and analyzes the Soviet Union's reasons for advancing diplomatic relations with Israel. His identification of three primary goals which motivated the Soviet's efforts recognizes the Soviet desire to become more actively involved in the Middle East peace process and to favorably influence domestic and worldwide opinion.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780275939946
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date: 03/30/1991
Series: Washington Papers Series , #150
Pages: 160
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.35(d)
Lexile: 1850L (what's this?)

About the Author

ROBERT OWEN FREEDMAN is Peggy Meyerhoff Pearlstone Professor of Political Science and Dean of the School of Graduate Studies at the Baltimore Hebrew University. He is the author of Economic Warfare in the Communist Bloc: A Study of Soviet Economic Pressure against Yugoslavia, Albania, and Communist China (Praeger, 1970) and Soviet Policy toward the Middle East Since 1970 (Praeger, 1975). He has contributed to a number of edited books on the subject of Soviet foreign policy and Middle East politics, and has served on a number of U.S. delegations to the Soviet Union for discussions of Middle East issues.

Table of Contents




Efforts to Improve Relations with Israel, 1985-1986

Soviet-Israeli Relations, 1987-1988: A New Beginning

Soviet-Israeli Relations, 1989-1990: Toward a New Relationship


Selected Bibliography


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