Sowing Crisis

The Cold War and American Dominance in the Middle East
by Rashid Khalidi
Beacon Press

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Pub Date: 2009
Format: Hardback
Pages: 308 pp.
Size: 7.00 x 9.00 inches

ISBN: 9780807003107
TB Code: 1403211
Availability: 101 in stock

During the 45 years of the Cold War, policymakers from the United States and the Soviet Union vied for primacy in the Middle East. Their motives, long held by historians to have had an ideological thrust, were, in fact, to gain control over access to oil and claim geographic and strategic advantage. In his new book, Rashid Khalidi, considered the foremost U.S. historian of the Middle East, makes the compelling case that the dynamics that played out during the Cold War continue to exert a profound influence even decades after the collapse of the Soviet Union.