Accession Number:

ADA055770

Title:

Soviet Middle East-Mediterranean Frontier: Expansion and Security

Descriptive Note:

Military issues research memo.

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLL STRATEGIC STUDIES INST CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1978-04-20

Pagination or Media Count:

33.0

Abstract:

This memorandum examines Soviet political, economic and idealogical activity in the Middle East and views it as suggesting interest in a regional frontier which will serve both security and expansion functions. The Soviets appear to have added to their security by projecting their power, particularly military power, into the frontier zone however, the price has been high in political and economic terms as well as in its potential for conflict. The author concludes that, as things stand now, Soviet expansion in the region has not conveyed as substantial measure of power nor increased Soviet security to a significant degree.

Subject Categories:

  • Economics and Cost Analysis
  • Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE