The following analysis of Soviet foreign policy—dating generally from the death of Stalin and more particularly in the Middle East since the spring of 1967—stresses the importance of interpreting individual Soviet actions within the broader context of a continued Soviet attempt to alter the world's perception of the Russo-American power balance.
"Soviet Global Policy and the Middle East,"
Naval War College Review: Vol. 24
, Article 4.
Available at: http://digital-commons.usnwc.edu/nwc-review/vol24/iss7/4