Port Visits as a Component of Soviet Naval Diplomacy in the Mediterranean Sea 1967-1986
Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
Political Science & Geography
Graduate Program in International studies
Patrick J. Rollins
Philip S. Gillette
Willard C. Frank
Call Number for Print
Special Collections LD4331.I45I25
The Soviet Union used its navy as an instrument to support its political agenda, particularly after 1967. This thesis examines 1785 Soviet port visits in the Mediterranean Sea to identify characteristics of the Soviet naval port visit program, particularly the significance of the country visited, the length of the visit, and the ships selected for the visit. The results indicate that certain Mediterranean countries were visited more than others, that the length of the visit can be associated with various Soviet political intentions, and that certain warships made significantly more visits than others.
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Ickes, John M..
"Port Visits as a Component of Soviet Naval Diplomacy in the Mediterranean Sea 1967-1986"
(1992). Master of Arts (MA), Thesis, Political Science & Geography, Old Dominion University, DOI: 10.25777/qs4j-x316