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The Soviet Union in the Middle East
The Soviet Union in the Middle East
Edited by Adeed I. Dawisha and Karen Dawisha
Heinemann (for the Royal Institute of International Affairs), 1982, 172 pp

This collaborative work based on a Chatham House study group, wisely avoiding overconcentration on the Arab-Israeli conflict, offers fresh analyses of some less familiar aspects, such as the role of Eastern Europe and Cuba in Soviet strategy in the Middle East, the links with Soviet energy policy, and the relation between short- and long-term factors in Moscow's policy in the region.