Next Comes Geneva: Russia's Middle East Zigzags

Karnow, Stanley
April 1975
New Republic;4/5/75, Vol. 172 Issue 14, p17
Points out that the pattern of Soviet involvement in the Middle East is complex. Unstable attitude of Russians to Middle East Arab countries such as Egypt and Syria, and even the Palestine Liberation Organization; Author's observation that Soviet influence in the area appears to be limited by the fact that the Russians are following rather than leading their clients in order to preserve their position in the region; Author's view that the Russians will be compelled to temper their Arab clients lest they collide with the United States.


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