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The Soviet Union and the Horn of Africa during the Cold War: Between Ideology and Pragmatism

The Soviet Union and the Horn of Africa during the Cold War: Between Ideology and Pragmatism

by Radoslav A. Yordanov

Editeur : Lexington Books
ISBN: 9781498529099
Broché: 310
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Date d'affichage: 2020-11-27
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In the height of the Cold War, Moscow ideologues, policy-makers, diplomats, and military-minded people perceived the less developed Global South as the future reserve of socialism, holding the key to the imminent victory over imperialist forces. The zero-sum game of global competition between East and West meant that Washington and its allies propagated diametrically opposite ideas to those shuttered behind the Kremlin’s thick walls. The result was predictable: the then superpowers engaged in competitive coexistence in faraway, little-understood lands, often ending up entangled in protracted local fights that served everything else but their own agendas. Using previously unseen primary materials, this book tells the complex story of Soviet involvement in the Horn of Africa, a narrowly defined geographic entity torn by the rivalry of two Northeast African nations, from the beginning of the Cold War until the demise of the Soviet Union. At different times in the twentieth century, this region—arguably one of the poorest in the world—attracted broad international interest and advanced military technology, making it a true international hot spot. This story proves how vulnerable and unpredictable the world is, and its relevance today may prompt us revisit our most recent past and try to avoid repeating mistakes we swore to never make again.