Soviet Objectives Towards Egypt

  • Karen Dawisha


The foreign policy objectives pursued by any state are the end result of interactions between values, images and capabilities. Whereas a state’s values will determine what is desirable, the capabilities, as perceived by decision-makers, will determine what is feasible. The general objectives of Soviet foreign policy are the outcome of such an interaction.


Foreign Policy State Sector Strategic Objective Suez Canal Soviet Leader 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Karen Dawisha
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  1. 1.University of SouthamptonUK

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