Superpower Cooperation in the Middle East

  • Galia Golan


The area of the Fertile Crescent, as well as the Middle East more generally, has been of importance to both superpowers. It has not, however, been of top priority for either. Mainly the conflicts in the region explain why it has been upon occasion catapulted to primary significance and urgency. Thus regional volatility shaped the interests of both superpowers, influencing their behavior as well as the nature of their commitments.


Middle East Arab World Soviet Policy British Mandate National Security Adviser 
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