In this podcast Professor Charles Tripp of the the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London looks at the impact of the Cold War on the Middle East.
2. The Battle of Ideas across the Middle East. Israel, Suez, the rise of Nasser.
3. US and Soviet relationships with Middle Eastern countries. The Bagdad Pact, the non aligned movement. The Arab-Israeli conflict.
4. The importance of Iran to the West. Western coup restores the Shah.
5. Local politics reasserts itself. The rise of political Islam. Camp David Peace accords.
6. The Iraq/Iran war.
7. The Islamic Revolution in Iran. Soviet invasion of Afghanistan. The emergence of Hamas.