In This Review

Yom Kippur and After: The Soviet Union and the Middle East Crisis
Yom Kippur and After: The Soviet Union and the Middle East Crisis
By Galia Golan
Cambridge University Press, 1977, 350 pp.

Against the background of the overall U.S.S.R. connection with the Middle East and using all available evidence, an Israeli analyst skillfully reconstructs the Soviet role in the October War. Stressing the priority of the superpower relationship, her conclusions rebut the more hawkish interpretations of Soviet policy both in the genesis of the war and in the crisis at its close.