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The Soviet Union and the Middle East in the 1980s

The Soviet Union and the Middle East in the 1980s

Edited by Mark V. Kauppi and R. Craig Nation

Lexington Books, 1983, 292 pp.

These essays overlap various published studies and occasionally overlap each other, but the book as a whole does achieve the stated purpose of bringing the subject closer to the present and airing fresh perceptions and interpretations. As for the rest of the 1980s, there is not much more for Western observers to say until the Andropov leadership shows more of its hand on Middle East policy.