Soviet Foreign Policy in the Middle East: Internal and External Determinants.
NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA
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This study presents a framework for the detailed examination of Soviet Middle Eastern policy from 1967 to the present. The volatility of the current Middle Eastern situation and the inherent risk of superpower involvement lends a sense of urgency to the task of correctly interpreting Soviet interests, objectives and commitments in the Middle East. This paper uses past Soviet policy behavior to construct a model for the understanding of current and future Soviet activity by measuring the impact of internal and external inputs to the decision making process. The field of study was limited to two countries, Egypt and Syria, chosen for their leading roles in the development of Soviet policy in the Middle East.
- Government and Political Science