Superpower Cooperation in Southwest Asia
Southwest Asia provides an excellent focal point at which to study the course and pace of global US-Soviet relations. In Iran and Afghanistan, superpower strategies and commitments have regularly intersected over the last half century. Moscow’s security and commercial interests have continuously assured the area more careful attention and higher valuation. In the Cold War competition of the superpowers, the high stakes for one prompted involvement by the other. Motivated above all by geopolitical concerns, the United States assumed in Iran and to a lesser extent in Afghanistan prominent political and economic obligations.
KeywordsForeign Policy Middle East Economic Assistance Soviet Policy Iranian Revolution
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