One fateful week in June 1967 redrew the map of the Middle East. Many scholars have documented how the Six-Day War unfolded، but little has been done to explain why the conflict happened at all. Guy Laron refutes the widely accepted belief that the war was merely the result of regional friction، revealing the crucial roles played by American and Soviet policies in the face of an encroaching global economic crisis، and restoring Syria’s often overlooked centrality to events leading up to the hostilities.
About the Author
Guy Laron is lecturer in international relations، Hebrew University of Jerusalem، and has been a visiting scholar at the University of Maryland، Northwestern University، and Oxford. He is the author of Origins of the Suez Crisis and lives in Tel Aviv، Israel.
Hardcover: 384 pages
Publisher: Yale University Press (February 21، 2017)