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The Limits of Detente – The United States, the Soviet Union, and the Arab-Israeli Conflict, 1969-1973 - Yale Scholarship Online
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The Limits of Detente: The United States, the Soviet Union, and the Arab-Israeli Conflict, 1969-1973

Craig Daigle

Abstract

In this analysis of the origins of the October 1973 Arab-Israeli War, the text draws on documents only recently made available to show how the war resulted not only from tension and competing interest between Arabs and Israelis, but also from policies adopted in both Washington and Moscow. Between 1969 and 1973, the Middle East in general and the Arab-Israeli conflict in particular emerged as a crucial Cold War battleground where the limits of detente appeared in sharp relief. By prioritizing Cold War detente rather than genuine stability in the Middle East, the book shows that the United Stat ... More

Keywords: Arab-Israeli War, Arabs, Israel, Middle East, Cold War, detente, U.S.-Soviet relations

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780300167139
Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013 DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300167139.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Craig Daigle, author