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The Superpowers, Central America And The Middle East
Edited by Peter Shearman and Phil Williams
Brassey's, 1988, 240 pp.
It is a cause for surprise that, with a stable of contributors including British, American and Israeli experts, this rather ambitious book has so little to say that is new. Most of it is standard exposition. The assessments of Soviet policy are generally sound, so far as the evidence allows us to judge, but those dealing with American policy seem more concerned with scoring points against Reagan and his cold warriors than in studied analysis and prescription.
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