Based on an analysis of Soviet behavior and interviews with Israeli and Soviet Foreign Ministry officials and PLO leaders, this study describes eased tensions between the USSR and Israel and analyzes the Soviet Union's reasons for advancing diplomatic relations with Israel.
Foreword Summary Introduction Efforts to Improve Relations with Israel, 1985-1986 Soviet-Israeli Relations, 1987-1988: A New Beginning Soviet-Israeli Relations, 1989-1990: Toward a New Relationship Conclusion Selected Bibliography Index
ROBERT OWEN FREEDMAN is Peggy Meyerhoff Pearlstone Professor of Political Science and Dean of the School of Graduate Studies at the Baltimore Hebrew University. He is the author of Economic Warfare in the Communist Bloc: A Study of Soviet Economic Pressure against Yugoslavia, Albania, and Communist China (Praeger, 1970) and Soviet Policy toward the Middle East Since 1970 (Praeger, 1975). He has contributed to a number of edited books on the subject of Soviet foreign policy and Middle East politics, and has served on a number of U.S. delegations to the Soviet Union for discussions of Middle East issues.