Soviet Policy towards Syria since 1970

  • Efraim Karsh

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Introduction

    1. Efraim Karsh
      Pages 1-8
  3. The Structure of Soviet-Syrian Relations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 9-9
  4. The Evolution of Soviet Policy towards Syria

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 61-61
    2. Efraim Karsh
      Pages 63-73
    3. Efraim Karsh
      Pages 74-98
    4. Efraim Karsh
      Pages 99-108
    5. Efraim Karsh
      Pages 109-126
    6. Efraim Karsh
      Pages 127-146
    7. Efraim Karsh
      Pages 147-162
    8. Efraim Karsh
      Pages 163-177
    9. Efraim Karsh
      Pages 178-182
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 183-235

About this book


An examination of the nature of Soviet policy towards Syria during the last two decades, which seeks to assess Moscow's objectives and the means of achieving those objectives. The study argues that the overriding concern of Soviet policy is preservation of regional stability.


cooperation crisis evolution Mikhail Gorbachev nature Policy socialism stability Union Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) war

Authors and affiliations

  • Efraim Karsh
    • 1
  1. 1.King’s CollegeUniversity of LondonUK

Bibliographic information

Industry Sectors
Finance, Business & Banking