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Title:The United States, the Soviet Union, and the Maghreb: prospects for the future
Author:Zoubir, Yahia H.ISNI
Periodical:Maghreb Review
Geographic terms:Maghreb
Soviet Union
United States
Subject:foreign policy
Abstract:Although the Great Maghreb (Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia, Libya, and Mauritania) has played a less significant role than the Middle East in US-Soviet relations, its geopolitical position has historically been of great interest to the superpowers. This paper examines the evolution of Maghrebi relations with the United States and the USSR since 1945, paying attention to US and USSR policies towards the Algerian war, the development of bilateral relations in the 1960s and 1970s and the impact of East-West competition, the Western Sahara conflict, changes in superpower relations in the 1980s and Maghreb relations with the superpowers in the post-Cold War era. It ends with an assessment of the challenges the Maghrebi States are likely to face in the 1990s. Notes, ref.