Who Killed Détente? The Superpowers and the Cold War in the Middle East, 1969–77

@article{Jackson2020WhoKD,
  title={Who Killed D{\'e}tente? The Superpowers and the Cold War in the Middle East, 1969–77},
  author={Galen Jackson},
  journal={International Security},
  year={2020},
  volume={44},
  pages={129-162}
}
  • Galen Jackson
  • Published 1 January 2020
  • Political Science
  • International Security
Standard explanations for the demise of U.S.-Soviet détente during the 1970s emphasize the Soviet Union's inability to put aside its communist ideology for the sake of a more cooperative relationship with the United States. Soviet resistance to reaching a stable accommodation during this period, many analysts maintain, was especially evident in the Middle East, where Moscow is said to have embraced the “radical Arab program” vis-à-vis Israel. Such accounts do not fare well, however, in light of… 
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