Middle East Conflicts and Middle Level Power Intervention in the Horn of Africa
Lefebvre, Jeffrey A., The Middle East Journal
This article examines political-military intervention by Middle Eastern states in the Horn of Africa during the post-Suez (1956) period. Five Middle Eastern conflicts/ rivalries have been played out in the Horn through the years: the Arab Cold War (1958-67), the Arab-Israeli conflict, the post-1973 "moderate" versus "radical" Arab conflict, the Iran-Iraq War (1980-88), and the secularist-Islamist conflict which continues today. The alliances that were formed between local actors in the Horn and Middle Eastern powers have been motivated less by ideology than by pragmatic geopolitical considerations.
From 1946 until early 1989 the Cold War focused the international spotlight on the …
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Publication information: Article title: Middle East Conflicts and Middle Level Power Intervention in the Horn of Africa. Contributors: Lefebvre, Jeffrey A. - Author. Journal title: The Middle East Journal. Volume: 50. Issue: 3 Publication date: Summer 1996. Page number: 387+. © Middle East Institute Winter 2009. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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