This book explores efforts being made to create Russian-American cooperation in managing recurrent conflict in the Middle East. It also explores theoretical approaches to conflict management and crisis avoidance. .
Part One: The Changing International Setting 1. Superpower Conflict Resolution in the Middle East: Implications of the Persian Gulf Crisis 2. Soviet-American Cooperation in the Middle East: The Changing Face of International Conflict Part Two: Theoretical Underpinnings 3. Preventing War in the Middle East: When Do Deterrence and Reassurance Work? 4. Crisis Avoidance and Conflict Resolution: The Superpowers and the Middle East 5. A Theoretical Analysis of U.S.- Soviet Conflict Management in the Middle East Part Three: Historical Cases 6. The Superpowers, Crisis, and the Middle East: Moments of Tension, Moments of Promise 7. The Crisis Experience in the Middle East: Conflict Management Triumphant 8. Arab-Israeli Crises, 1945-1990: The Soviet-American Dimension 9. The Dilemma of Superpower: Soviet Decision-making in the Six Day War, 1967 10. Competitive Politics and Soviet Policy Toward the Arab-Israeli Dispute, 1971–1972 11. Changes in the Arab-Israeli Conflict 12. Historical Cases of U.S.-Soviet Conflict Management in the Middle East: The Palestinian Question 13. The Palestinian Question and the End of the Cold War 14. Triangle of Tension Part Four: Policy Implications: Potential for Soviet-American Cooperation in the Middle East 15. Bilateral Soviet-American Relations, Including Control of Arms Supplies and Regional Economic Development 16. Arms Races and Arms Control in the Middle East 17. Bilateral Soviet-American Cooperation in the Middle East: An Israeli View 18. Beyond the Cold War: The Superpowers and the Arab-Israeli Conflict 19. The Soviet Union and Middle East Settlement: New Factors 20. Soviet-American Cooperation and the Future of the Arab-Israeli Conflict