The Decline of the Soviet Union and the Transformation of the Middle East

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Westview Press, 1994 - Political Science - 240 pages
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Contains 11 essays placing recent developments in the former Soviet Union and the Middle East in historical and political context, and analyzing changes in Soviet-Middle East policy under Gorbachev and since the demise of the Soviet Union. Covers the evolution of Moscow's policy toward the Arab states, the emergence of Islamic fundamentalism in the new states of Central Asia, and security issues related to the transfer of military technology from former Soviet republics to the countries of the Middle East. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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Contents

The Arab Dimension
7
New Political Thinking and Soviet Policy
28
Soviet Foreign Policy Toward the United States
53
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Lenard J. Cohen is Professor of Political Science at Simon Fraser University, British Columbia, Canada. He lives in Langley, British Columbia. Bernard Reich is professor of political science and international affairs at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. Gershon R. Kieval is senior analyst at the Central Intelligence Agency and adjunct professor at George Washington University.

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