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The Soviet Union and the Middle East
The Soviet Union and the Middle East
By Walter Z. Laqueur
Praeger, 1959, 366 pp.

This important book by an exceptionally perceptive student of both Soviet and Middle Eastern Affairs is divided into two parts: "The Soviet Image of the Middle East," which analyzes the background of Soviet attitudes and policies toward the area; and "The Great Breakthrough"--the impressive expansion of Soviet and Communist influence in the years since 1954.