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Soviet strategic goals in the Middle East and the Gulf

Melvin Conant

Soviet strategic goals in the Middle East and the Gulf

implications for the supply of oil to the United States, Europe, and Japan

by Melvin Conant

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Published by Conant and Associates in Washington, D.C., U.S.A. (1511 K St., N.W., #725, Washington 20005) .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Middle East,
  • Soviet Union
    • Subjects:
    • Middle East -- Foreign relations -- Soviet Union.,
    • Soviet Union -- Foreign relations -- Middle East.

    • Edition Notes

      StatementMelvin A. Conant.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsDS63.2.S65 C66 1987
      The Physical Object
      Paginationiii, 42 p., [1] folded leaf of plates :
      Number of Pages42
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL2465556M
      LC Control Number87174049

        For the United States to achieve its strategic goals in the region, it must find a way to counterbalance Iran without maintaining its current deployment (already reduced to 50, troops) in Iraq and without actually increasing the military power devoted to the region.   As the Cold War was moving to center stage in American foreign policy in , a new worry emerged in the White House: that the Soviet Union could come to control oil supplies in the Middle East.

        In a rare display of Soviet-American cooperation in the Persian Gulf, the United States responded to a Soviet request last week to find a mine in gulf waters, according to an official with the. in the Middle East beyond Syria, to define the nature of Russian engagement in the region, and to describe the contours of a Russian strategy in the Middle East. There is good reason to broaden our understanding of Russian strategy in the Middle East. Analyzing Russian strategy can help prevent unwelcome surprises. Knowing where and when Russia is.

      A New Grand Strategy. when the world was essentially divided between the United States and the Soviet Union, a number of astute foreign-policy thinkers—including Walter Lippmann, George. History. The Rogers Plan was publicly proposed in a December 9, speech at an Adult Education conference. The December speech followed the failure of the Jarring Mission to negotiate an implementation plan for UN Security Council Resolution among the principals in the Six-Day War.. Some of the points included in Rogers' ten-point paper called for the following.


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