Responding to Gorbachev's 'New Thinking' in the Middle East


Publication Date: June 1989

Publisher: Heritage Foundation (Washington, D.C.)

Author(s): James A. Phillips

Research Area: Government

Keywords: Middle East

Type: Report

Coverage: Soviet Union


Gorbachev’s Middle East policy is rhetorically bold, tactically innovative, but strategically unchanged. Except for a greater flexibility toward Israel and a greater willingness to air public differences with Arab allies, Gorbachev’s goals appear to differ little from those of his predecessors.