Accession Number:

ADA169714

Title:

Soviet Goals in the Yemeni Civil War.

Descriptive Note:

Special seminar paper,

Corporate Author:

DEFENSE INTELLIGENCE COLL WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1986-03-21

Pagination or Media Count:

38.0

Abstract:

Soviet involvement in the Yemeni Civil War constituted a landmark in Soviet-Third World relations, and in particular, Soviet-Arab relations. Never before had the Soviet Union provided major quantities of military material and manpower to overtly support a client states attempt to alter the political structure of a neighbor through force of arms. This Soviet attempt to alter the political structure of a regional subsystem the Arabian Peninsula failed in the face of both Arab traditionalism and the constraints of the erupting 1967 Arab-Israeli war. The outcome of the Yemeni Civil War could have provided a number of lessons to the Soviet Union and to the United States for that matter in the pursuance of non-regional policy goals in the Middle East. However, these lessons were, in the main, missed by the Soviet Union and remained to be addressed until a later date.

Subject Categories:

  • Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE