The Angolan War of 1975-1976 focused international attention on an area -long relegated to the sidelines of world diplomacy and accented the historical momentum toward black control of southern African states. This book is the first to examine why a localized conflict in a remote area was the object of such extensive global concern. Dr. Klinghoffer discusses both the Soviet and the Cuban roles in Angola and evaluates the decisive change in Soviet foreign policy that, subsequently, caused the United States to question the very nature of Soviet-American detente. He answers the key question of whether the Soviet Union followed an overall plan for Angola or developed its policy over time, in reaction to the behavior of the United States, China, South Africa, Zaire, Portugal, and other political actors.

chapter 1|8 pages

The Tempestuous Teapot

chapter 2|21 pages

The Internal Dynamics

chapter 3|12 pages

The Lusitanian Matrix

chapter 4|17 pages

The Southern African Vortex

chapter 5|11 pages

The Continental African Dimension

chapter 6|8 pages

The Global Setting

chapter 7|19 pages

The American Dilemma

chapter 8|8 pages

The Chinese Entanglement

chapter 9|12 pages

The Cuban Connection

chapter 10|23 pages

The Postwar Momentum

chapter 11|11 pages

The Analytic Context