The Origins of the Cold War in the Near East
Great Power Conflict and Diplomacy in Iran, Turkey, and Greece
Bruce R. Kuniholm

With a new epilogue by the author


Bruce Kuniholm takes a regional perspective to focus on postwar diplomacy in Iran, Turkey, and Greece and efforts in these countries to maintain their independence from the Great Powers. Drawing on a wide variety of secondary sources, government documents, private papers, unpublished memoirs, and extensive interviews with key figures, he shows how the traditional struggle for power along the Northern Tier was a major factor in the origins and development of the Cold War between the U.S. and the U.S.S.R.

First published in 1980.

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