The Maltese-Libyan Entente in the Mediterranean Basin
Documentary research study
ACADEMIC SERVICES GROUP (3825TH) (AU) MAXWELL AFB AL
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Since the early sixties Soviet naval forces have been increasing in the Mediterranean Basin at an ominous rate. Much analysis has been devoted to this phenomenon but, for the moment, Soviet strategy and tactics, apart from its broadest implications, is not fully understood. It is the contention of this paper that the attention focused on the subject of Soviet-American naval confrontation in the Mediterranean has served to obscure a more important consideration that of Libyas role in Mediterranean politics and the extent to which Colonel Qadhdhafi believes his relationship with Malta will affect the regional power balance. If we can understand the impact of this new condition on present regional structures, we will have provided a useful corrective to our hitherto narrow strategic perspective.
- Government and Political Science