Events of recent months have once again raised the question: Has there been a significant change in Soviet fortunes? This question is applied in this paper to three countries on the southern flank, the underbelly so to speak, of the U.S.S.R., namely Afghanistan, Iran and Pakistan. The Soviet Union has actively pursued relations with all three countries with varying degrees of success. The history of these relations has also differed.
"The Southern Flank of the U.S.S.R.: Afghanistan, Iran and Pakistan,"
Naval War College Review: Vol. 32
, Article 4.
Available at: http://digital-commons.usnwc.edu/nwc-review/vol32/iss1/4