By Nigel J. Ashton
This edited quantity re-assesses the connection among the U.S., the Soviet Union and key neighborhood gamers in waging and halting clash within the center East among 1967 and 1973. those have been pivotal years within the Arab-Israeli clash, with the results nonetheless greatly in facts this present day.
In addition to addressing tested debates, the ebook opens up new components of controversy, particularly about the inter-war years and the so-called ‘War of Attrition’, and underlines the hazards either Moscow and Washington have been ready to run in helping their nearby consumers. The engagement of Soviet forces within the air defence of Egypt heightened the risk of escalation and made this one of many most well-liked local conflicts of the chilly struggle period. by contrast chilly conflict backdrop, the reasons of either Israel and the Arab states in waging full-scale and lower-intensity clash are illuminated. the general aim of this paintings is to re-assess the connection among the chilly struggle and local clash in shaping the occasions of this pivotal interval within the heart East.
The chilly battle within the heart East can be of a lot curiosity to scholars of chilly struggle reports, center jap background, strategic reviews and overseas history.
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