The Soviet Union and the United States in the Middle East

  title={The Soviet Union and the United States in the Middle East},
  author={John Coert Campbell},
  journal={The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science},
  pages={126 - 135}
  • J. C. Campbell
  • Published 1 May 1972
  • Political Science
  • The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science
No unchanging aim or strategy ordained by geography or ideology provides a full explanation of the course of Soviet policy in the Middle East. The Soviet presence has grown, notably in the past fifteen years, through oppor tunistic diplomacy, the deployment of military and especially naval power, and the expansion of influence in certain states through arms deliveries, economic aid, and political support. In general, the Soviet leaders have been successful in making their country a Middle East… 

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