Die Saugetiere der Sovietunion
. Band I: Paarhufer und Unpaarhufer.
But since Turkey was one of the big losers of the East-West-conflict - Turkey lost its strategic importance for Western countries as a direct neighbor to the former Sovietunion
- the EU countries perceived Turkey as a mediator between Europe, the Near East region and Asia as well as a bridgebuilder to the Islamic world.
program called IBEX, a $500 million electronic and photographic surveillance project for intelligence collecting in the region, including the SovietUnion
. From the start IBEX was plagued with corruption and cloaked with intrigue.
On 25 November1945, Robeson argued to the Central Conference of American Rabbis thatsuch a future was both desirable and possible since, "The SovietUnion
stands today as a concrete demonstration that it is possible toabolish completely, and in a very short time, long-established habits ofdiscrimination and oppression based upon differences of race, creed,color and nationality." (21) (Robeson's emphasis).
Europe's politicians may have balked at the rhetoric of Ronald Reagan - describing the SovietUnion
as an "evil empire"was not the typical language of diplomacy - but he was a communicative genius who fascinated even those he appalled.