The Soviet Foreign Policy Revolution
O'Sullivan, Edmund, MEED Middle East Economic Digest
The Soviet foreign policy revolution The Soviet Union may have achieved more in the Middle East in the four months since Iraq's invasion of Kuwait than it secured in the region at great expense in the previous four decades.
Full diplomatic relations have now been established with all the oil-exporting nations of the Gulf. Israel is on the brink of giving full recognition to Moscow. President Bush has accepted the Soviet Union as a partner rather than a rival in the Middle East, and Soviet and American officials now routinely consult officials now routinely consult officials now routinely consult officials now routinely consult officials now routinely consult about developments in the crisis.
As MEED went to press, agreement was close among the permanent members of the UN Security Council about the wording of a resolution approving the possible use of force to drive Iraq from Kuwait. Previously unthinkable Soviet support for a US-led assault on a country with which Moscow still has a …
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Publication information: Article title: The Soviet Foreign Policy Revolution. Contributors: O'Sullivan, Edmund - Author. Magazine title: MEED Middle East Economic Digest. Volume: 34. Issue: 48 Publication date: December 7, 1990. Page number: 4+. © 1999 MEED Middle East Economic Digest. All Rights Reserved. COPYRIGHT 1990 Gale Group.
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