Superpower Intervention in the Middle East (Routledge Revivals).Material type: TextSeries: eBooks on DemandRoutledge Revivals: Publisher: Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2013Description: 1 online resource (210 p.)ISBN: 9781135046835Subject(s): Middle East -- Foreign relations -- Soviet Union | Middle East -- Foreign relations -- United States | Middle East -- Politics and government | Soviet Union -- Foreign relations -- Middle East | United States -- Foreign relations -- Middle EastGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Superpower Intervention in the Middle East (Routledge Revivals)DDC classification: 327.0956 | 327/.0956 LOC classification: DS62.8 .M345 2013Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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Cover; Superpower Intervention in the Middle East; Title Page; Copyright Page; Original Title Page; Original Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Introduction; 1. The Importance of the Middle East; 2. Military and Non-Military Actors; 3. The Requisites of Military Policy; 4. Oil and Force; 5. The Gulf and the Arabian Peninsula; 6. The Crises of Conservatism in the Eastern Mediterranean; 7. Entangling Commitment: The Soviet Union and the Arab-Israeli Conflict; 8. Israeli Security: The American Dilemma; 9. The Risks of Superpower Confrontation; 10. The Costs of Military Policy
11. Conclusions and ImplicationsBibliography; Index
Strategically placed on the global chess board, as well as controlling vast oil resources, the Middle East was one of the main theatres of Cold War. In the 1950s the Soviet Union had taken advantage of Arab Nationalists' disillusion with British and French Imperialism, along with the emerging Arab-Israeli conflict, to establish relations with Egypt, Syria and Iraq. The United States responded by moving in to shore up the Western position. Confrontation was inevitable. Superpower Intervention in the Middle East was written in 1978, when this confrontation was at its height. The book's
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Author notes provided by SyndeticsPeter Mangold was born in Kettering, Northamptonshire, England on January 3, 1947. He received a degree in history from King's College, Cambridge and a PhD in international relations at the London School of Economics. He worked in the Foreign Office from 1972 until 1977 and then for the BBC from 1977 until 1997. He wrote several books on international politics including From Tirpitz to Gorbachev, Success and Failure in British Foreign Policy, The Almost Impossible Ally: Harold Macmillan and Charles de Gaulle, and What the British Did: Two Centuries in the Middle East. In 2013 he won the Edith McLeod literary prize for Britain and the Defeated French: From Occupation to Liberation 1940-1944. He died of cancer in May 2017 at the age of 70.
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