The Cold War in the Middle East: Suez crisis to Camp David Accords

  title={The Cold War in the Middle East: Suez crisis to Camp David Accords},
  author={Douglas Little},
The Cold War saw deepening Soviet–American rivalry in the Middle East from the mid-1950s to the late 1970s on three levels – a geopolitical struggle to recruit allies and secure access to strategic resources (especially oil); diplomatic maneuvers to prevent the Arab–Israeli conflict from escalating into a superpower confrontation; and ideological competition for the future of the Muslim world, where secular nationalists and Islamic radicals shook the foundations of colonial empires and absolute… 
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