The Soviet Union and the Syrian Ba'th regime: from hesitation to rapprochement

  title={The Soviet Union and the Syrian Ba'th regime: from hesitation to rapprochement},
  author={Rami Ginat},
  journal={Middle Eastern Studies},
  pages={150 - 171}
  • Rami Ginat
  • Published 2000
  • Sociology
  • Middle Eastern Studies
  • A widespread belief among many contemporary Middle Eastern scholars is that the roots of the crisis that subsequently grew into the Six Day War lay in Syrian soil. More specifically, two major factors are said to have played a central role in exacerbating the military situation along the Syrian-Israeli border. First, developments in the Syrian domestic political arena; and secondly, Soviet strategic interests in the Middle East generally, and in Syria particularly. The new Ba'th leadership that… CONTINUE READING


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