Publisher: National Center for Translation (First edition, 2016)
Translation: Nabil Rashwan
Number of pages: 508
YevgenyPrimakov, former head of the Russian Foreign Intelligence Service, Foreign Minister and Prime Minister of Russia, has spent most of his life indecision-making circles.His latest book- Russia and the Arabs: Behind the Scenes in the Middle East from the Cold War to the Present, part memoir and part history book - is an account of relationsbetween the various Arab regimes and the Soviet Union and Russia.
The book recounts the details of an ongoing conflictual battle for authority between America and the Soviet Union, and their dogged determination to dominate Arab countries.It alsoprovides a testimony of Soviet-Israeli relations.Over 12 chapters,Primakov takes the reader on a tour of the corridors of power in Egypt, Syria and Iraq, as well as Israel and Iran. His story reflects avibrant careerspanning 50years during whichhe witnessed Palestine’s struggleagainst Zionism, conflict with the West, the failure of Arab unity, the relationship with Israel, Iran ‘s changing position in the Middle East, and, finally, the Arab Spring.