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Soviet policy toward Iran and the strategic balance in Southwest Asia

Soviet policy toward Iran and the strategic balance in Southwest Asia

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Published by Library of Congress, Congressional Research Service in [Washington, D.C.] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Soviet Union -- Foreign relations -- Iran,
  • Iran -- Foreign relations -- Soviet Union,
  • Iran -- Politics and government -- 1979-

  • Edition Notes

    Other titlesCRS report for Congress
    StatementStuart D. Goldman
    SeriesReport (Library of Congress. Congressional Research Service) -- no. 87-592 F, Major studies and issue briefs of the Congressional Research Service -- 1987-88, reel 8, fr. 00446
    ContributionsLibrary of Congress. Congressional Research Service
    The Physical Object
    FormatMicroform
    Pagination63 p.
    Number of Pages63
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL15456198M

    Global arms of strategic balance: US Policy in Southwest Asia: US failure in Iran, and US inaction during the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan. Interviewing over fifty prominent Arab government officials, military leaders, diplomats, scholars, and businessmen, Colonel Lawrence brings immediacy and insight to this frank, somewhat. How the Soviet Intervention in Afghanistan Improved the U.S. Strategic Position in the Persian Gulf, 31st Annual Meeting of the ISA (April Washington, D.C.) Analyzing the Impact of the Iran-Iraq War: The Practice, Outcome, and Theory of Foreign Policy, Midwest Conference of .

      Instead, U.S. policy on the Iran-Iraq War would begin to move in the opposite direction as President Reagan grew worried that Iran was gaining the upper hand in . Geographic Perspectives on Soviet Central Asia.

    No Comments. Russian Foreign Policy Center for Strategic and. main page. Archives; Next; Geographic Perspectives on Soviet Central Asia.


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Soviet Policy toward Southwest Asia By AMIN SAIKAL ABSTRACT: This article analyzes changing Soviet foreign policy toward Southwest Asia, mainly Afghanistan, Iran, and Pakistan.

The region is important to Soviet security and strategic interests, and Soviet policy toward the region has been consistently cautious, far-sighted, flexible, and shrewd.

The analysis focuses on: (1) The importance of Iran to Soviet decision makers in terms of the U.S.S.R.'s security, ideological, cultural, and economic goals in Southwest Asia; (2) The factors which act to constrain Soviet foreign policy in Iran and the Persian Gulf region and; (3) The strategic implications of Soviet policy in Iran for the.

While the US has but the most tenuous of toeholds in the region and none at all in Iran--its strategically most important state--Soviet imperialism is very much alive and operative. Soviet strategy is oriented toward shifting the balance of power in its favor by ensuring the loss of American influence and position in the by: 9.

1) The importance of Iran to Soviet decision makers in terms of the U.S.S.R.'s security, ideological, cultural and economic goals in Southwest Asia; 2) The factors which act to constrain Soviet foreign policy in Iran and the Persian Gulf region and; 3) The strategic implications of Soviet policy in Iran for the United States Navy and U.S.

national. Goldman, Stuart D., Soviet Policy Toward Iran and the Strategic Balance in Southwest Asia, Congressional Research Service, Library of Congress, October Google Scholar Author: James Noyes.

Quoted in Rubinstein, Alvin Z., “Soviet Policy Towards South and Southwest Asia: Strategic and Political Aspects,” in Rubinstein, Alvin Z., ed., The Great Game: Rivalry in the Persian Gulf and South Asia (New York: Praeger, ), p.

This article analyzes changing Soviet foreign policy toward Southwest Asia, mainly Afghanistan, Iran, and Pakistan. The region is important to Soviet security and strategic interests, and Soviet. And in June Hashim Khan, the Afghan Prime Minister, demanded that Britain provide Afghanistan with an outlet to the sea before its withdrawal from the Indian subcontinent.

Zalmay Khalilzad, ‘Security in Southern Asia 1,’ The Security of Southwest Asia (London: Institute for Strategic Studies, ) pp.

– Google Scholar. The Carter Administration’s Response to the Soviet Intervention in Afghanistan From Decem to January 4, by Brandon J.

Libro “This is the most serious international development that has occurred since I have been President,” wrote U.S. President Jimmy Carter in Januaryreferring to the Soviet intervention in Afghanistan. 1 Confronting the hardest winter of his. The Chabahar port was in fact conceived as an accommodation facility for US Navy ships to create a strategic balance with the Soviet Union and its close ally, India in Southwest Asia.

Much of the book is devoted to a study of the historical continuity of Russian imperialist policy with respect to Iran from Peter the Great to the present. Sicker claims that the character and significance of Soviet aims and policies with respect to Iran can only be deduced from the history of the past two centuries, not from the events of the.

With the Soviet collapse and the defeat of Iraq, an altered and delicate balance of power exists in Southwest Asia. Iran's strategic importance has thus increased.

Furthermore, Tehran must pursue. With the conservative title in the Federal Republic of Germany and the United Kingdom, the West as a whole has taken a more realistic policy stance and forged common perceptions toward the Soviet Union, as seen in the political statement of the May Williamsburg Summit Meeting which declared that while the participating nations shall engage.

“The Loya Jirga, Ethnic Rivalries and Future Afghan Stability,’’ Strategic Insights 1, no. 6 (). “The Task Structure of International Peace Operations, ,” in Stuart Nagel (ed.) Handbook on Multi-National Policy Toward World Peace (Lexington Books, ).

Editorial Note. In response to the situation in Iran, namely the taking of 66 American hostages on November 4,and the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, the administration of President Jimmy Carter developed a new U.S.

policy for the Persian Gulf region. The Long Retreat: A Short History of British Defense Policy, – Lon-don: Macmillan, Barylski, Robert V.

‘‘The Collapse of the Soviet Union and Gulf Security.’’ In David E. Long and Christian Koch, eds., Gulf Security in the Twenty-first Century, London: I. Tauris, Bengio, Ofra. Saddam’s Word: Political. The overdramatized political and diplomatic reaction of Washington to the military aid which the U.S.S.R.

and Cuba have given to Angola and Ethiopia and, in recent times, to the aid which the U.S.S.R. has offered Afghanistan, has been one of the major factors clouding Soviet-American relations in the last few years.

Alluding not only to these events but also to the general support and. This would threaten Pakistan and Iran, but not just those nations alone. Soviet aggression in Afghanistan, unless checked, confronts all the world with the most serious, long-term strategic challenge since the cold war began.

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While calling Iran’s postelection actions “deplorable and unacceptable” in a foreign-policy speech on J Clinton said: “We remain ready to engage with Iran, but the time for action. The dispute over Iran policy reflects not only different strategic perspectives, but conflicting state interests, given the close ties between the.

Begins with a hard-hitting description of Gorbachev as a cold and calculating realist, intent on invigorating the Soviet political and economic system. Warns against the illusion that the West can influence internal developments in the USSR, then discusses (1) Europe's renewed role in the East-West conflict (2) arms control (3) Bush's need to address the issues of Afghanistan and Central America.

The US policy towards such countries lacks balance and tends to move in extremes or in bad compromises or in tight quid pro quos (dollar for dollar match) that serve neither its interests nor of its allies. Washington should do away with alternating between sanctions and alliance.