Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

Get Latest Book News + FREE Shipping. Subscribe to the Boomerang Books Bulletin eNewsletter right now!

Description - The Cold War in the Middle East by Nigel J. Ashton

This edited volume re-assesses the relationship between the United States, the Soviet Union and key regional players in waging and halting conflict in the Middle East between 1967 and 1973. These were pivotal years in the Arab-Israeli conflict, with the effects still very much in evidence today. In addition to addressing established debates, the book opens up new areas of controversy, in particular concerning the inter-war years and the so-called 'War of Attrition', and underlines the risks both Moscow and Washington were prepared to run in supporting their regional clients. The engagement of Soviet forces in the air defence of Egypt heightened the danger of escalation and made this one of the hottest regional conflicts of the Cold War era. Against this Cold War backdrop, the motives of both Israel and the Arab states in waging full-scale and lower-intensity conflict are illuminated. The overall goal of this work is to re-assess the relationship between the Cold War and regional conflict in shaping the events of this pivotal period in the Middle East. The Cold War in the Middle East will be of much interest to students of Cold War studies, Middle Eastern history, strategic studies and international history.

Buy The Cold War in the Middle East by Nigel J. Ashton from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780415425780
ISBN-10: 0415425786
Format: Hardback
(234mm x 156mm x mm)
Pages: 224
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 12-Jul-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Other Editions - The Cold War in the Middle East by Nigel J. Ashton

Book Reviews - The Cold War in the Middle East by Nigel J. Ashton

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Cold War in the Middle East book by Nigel J. Ashton and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Write Review


Author Biography - Nigel J. Ashton

Nigel J. Ashton is senior lecturer in International History at LSE. He is the author of Eisenhower, Macmillan and the Problem of Nasser: Anglo-American Relations and Arab Nationalism, 1955-59 (1996) and Kennedy, Macmillan and the Cold War: The Irony of Interdependence (2002). .

Books By Nigel J. Ashton

Genesis of the Falklands (Malvinas) Conflict by Nigel J. Ashton
Hardback, November 2013
$175.14
Cold War in the Middle East by Nigel J. Ashton
Paperback, February 2009
$62.99