Soviet-American Relations with Pakistan, Iran and Afghanistan

  • Hafeez Malik

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Hafeez Malik
    Pages 1-26
  3. Yuri V. Gankovsky, Railya Muqeemjanova, Vyacheslav Belokrenitsky, Vladimir Moskalenko
    Pages 182-198
  4. Rodney W. Jones
    Pages 199-216
  5. Richard W. Cottam
    Pages 217-243
  6. Shireen T. Hunter
    Pages 244-266
  7. Andrew Killgore
    Pages 267-280
  8. Henry S. Bradsher
    Pages 333-354
  9. Nancy Hatch Dupree
    Pages 366-394
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 421-431

About this book


This is a collective volume on Soviet-American relations with the three rimland states of Iran, Afghanistan and Pakistan. The contributors argue that what happens in these three states would ultimately affect the states in the Gulf and the Middle East. The USA maintains friendly relations only with Pakistan, while her relations with Iran and Afghanistan are antagonistic. The future penetration of the Soviet influence in Iran and Afghanistan is assessed and probable scenarios are discussed by the seventeen contributors, who represent the military, diplomacy and academia. The concluding chapter synthesizes the discussions and the criticism of various papers. The book is the most up-to-date thorough analysis of superpower relations with the three neighbouring states of the Soviet Union currently available.


Affect communism criticism demography diplomacy economy environment foreign policy intervention political economy revolution state Superpower Union USA

Editors and affiliations

  • Hafeez Malik
    • 1
  1. 1.Villanova UniversityUSA

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