Intrigue and War in Southwest Asia: The Struggle for Supremacy from Central Asia to Iraq

Intrigue and War in Southwest Asia: The Struggle for Supremacy from Central Asia to Iraq

Intrigue and War in Southwest Asia: The Struggle for Supremacy from Central Asia to Iraq

Intrigue and War in Southwest Asia: The Struggle for Supremacy from Central Asia to Iraq

Synopsis

Rezun's comprehensive history explores the game of rivalry and intrigue between the great powers in Southwest Asia and between the regional powers themselves. He traces the involvement of the Soviet Union, Britain, Germany, and the United States in the game of influence in the region, giving his readers a fascinating account of what happens behind the scenes in diplomatic circles and inside the power struggles between charismatic leaders, foreign powers, and the oppressed citizenry. The volume touches on current concerns such as the international arms trade, fervent nationalism, Iran, Saddam Hussein's Iraq, the rebellion of the Kurds, and movements in Afghanistan and Azerbaijan. Ultimately, the book seeks to explain the causes of war in the region.
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