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Conflict Management In The Middle East

1st Edition

By Steven L Spiegel


470 pages

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This book explores efforts being made to create Russian-American cooperation in managing recurrent conflict in the Middle East. Theoretical, historical, and policy sections provide the framework for chapters that represent the most current, multinational thinking on issues of war prevention, crisis avoidance, and conflict resolution. The contributo

Table of Contents

Introduction -- The Changing International Setting -- Superpower Conflict Resolution in the Middle East: Implications of the Persian Gulf Crisis -- Soviet-American Cooperation in the Middle East: The Changing Face of International Conflict -- Theoretical Underpinnings -- Preventing War in the Middle East: When Do Deterrence and Reassurance Work? -- Crisis Avoidance and Conflict Resolution: The Superpowers and the Middle East -- A Theoretical Analysis of U.S.-Soviet Conflict Management in the Middle East -- Historical Cases -- The Crisis Experience -- The Superpowers, Crisis, and the Middle East: Moments of Tension, Moments of Promise -- The Crisis Experience in the Middle East: Conflict Management Triumphant -- Arab-Israeli Crises, 1945–1990: The Soviet-American Dimension -- Cases in Soviet-Middle East Behavior: Two U.S. Interpretations -- The Dilemma of Superpower: Soviet Decision-making in the Six Day War, 1967 -- Competitive Politics and Soviet Policy Toward the Arab-Israeli Dispute, 1971–1972 -- The Palestinian Question -- Changes in the Arab-Israeli Conflict -- Historical Cases of U.S.-Soviet Conflict Management in the Middle East: The Palestinian Question -- The Palestinian Question and the and of the Cold War -- Lebanon, Syria, and Israel -- Triangle of Tension -- Policy Implications: Potential for Soviet-American Cooperation in the Middle East -- Bilateral Soviet-American Relations, Including Control of Arms Supplies and Regional Economic Development -- Arms Races and Arms Control in the Middle East -- Bilateral Soviet-American Cooperation in the Middle East: An Israeli View -- Beyond the Cold War: The Superpowers and the Arab-Israeli Conflict -- The Soviet Union and Middle East Settlement: New Factors -- Soviet-American Cooperation and the Future of the Arab-Israeli Conflict

About the Author

Steven L. Spiegel is professor of political science at the University of California-Los Angeles.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POLITICAL SCIENCE / World / Middle Eastern
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Regional Studies