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Anatomiia Blizhnevostochnogo Konflikta
Anatomiia Blizhnevostochnogo Konflikta
By E. M. Primakov
Mysl, 1978, 327 pp

One of the U.S.S.R.'s foremost experts and advisers on the Middle East examines the Arab-Israeli conflict over the past 30 years, but mainly since 1967. Much of the space is taken up with the usual catechisms of the sins of aggressive Zionism and U.S. imperialism, but Primakov's knowledge of the subject shines through the boilerplate, and his book is also revealing as to Soviet thinking.