The Origins of the Cold War in the Near East: Great Power Conflict and Diplomacy in Iran, Turkey, and Greece

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The Origins of the Cold War in the Near East: Great Power Conflict and Diplomacy in Iran, Turkey, and Greece

By Bruce R. Kuniholm
Princeton University Press, 1980
485 pp. $27.50
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The passing years have now given us the breadth of view, and the historical source material, to deal fully and rationally with the evolution of U.S. policy which culminated in the Truman Doctrine of 1947. Bruce Kuniholm has written a clear and competent history of those developments, and because he gives the full picture of what compelled U.S. action in the Eastern Mediterranean, he has the right perspective in discussing the wider implications of the Truman Doctrine.