The Soviet Union and Iraq since 1968 / Francis Fukuyama ; prepared for the United States Air Force.

; United States. Air Force ; Rand Corporation
Santa Monica, CA : Rand Corporation, [1980] .

Location Call Number Status Consortium Loan
WRLC Shared Collections Facility
DK68.7.I72 F8 Off-site
Other Authors United States. Air Force.
Rand Corporation.
Subjects Iraq -- Foreign relations -- Soviet Union.
Soviet Union -- Foreign relations -- Iraq.
Soviet Union.
Description ix, 81 pages ; 28 cm.
Copyright Date [1980]
Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 77-81).
Summary The Soviet Union and Ba'thist Iraq have maintained a close political relationship since 1968 on the basis of their shared anti-imperialism. Soviet arms transfers and political and economic support have enabled Iraq to remain independent of and often hostile to the West. Otherwise, Ba'thist Arab nationalism and Soviet Marxism-Leninism diverge. From 1968 to 1972 Soviet-Iraqi relations were cordial but disputes emerged over the Kurds and the Arab-Israeli dispute. They were closest between 1972 and 1975, when Iraq's conflicts with Iran, the Kurds, Israel, and Western oil companies drove it to heightened dependence on Soviet arms transfers. In the third phase from 1975 to the present (1980), relations have deteriorated because of a reversal of the earlier dependencies. Iraqi oil wealth, the role that France has played as an alternative arms supplier, and increasingly sharp ideological disputes suggest that Iraq's present alienation from the Soviet Union may persist into the future.
Geographic Area Soviet Union
Network Numbers (OCoLC)ocm09132768
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Fukuyama, Francis.
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