The evolution of the KGB, 1917-91 -- Foreword : Vasili Mitrokhin and his archive -- Introduction : 'the world was going our way' . the Soviet Union, the Cold War and the Third World -- Latin America : introduction -- 'The bridgehead', 1959-1969 -- 'Progressive' regimes and 'socialism with red wine' -- Intelligence priorities after Allende -- Revolution in Central America -- The Middle East : introduction -- The rise and fall of Soviet influence in Egypt -- Iran and Iraq -- The making of the Syrian alliance -- The People's Democratic Republic of Yemen -- Israel and Zionism -- Middle Eastern terrorism and the Palestinians -- Asia : introduction -- The People's Republic of China from 'eternal friendship' to 'eternal enmity' -- Japan -- The special relationship with India. Part 1: The supremacy of the Indian National Congress -- The special relationship with India. Part 2: The decline and fall of Congress -- Pakistan and Bangladesh -- Islam in the Soviet Union -- Afghanistan. Part 2: From the 'Great April Revolution' to the Soviet invasion -- Afghanistan. Part 2: War and defeat -- Africa : Introduction -- The Cold War comes to Africa -- From optimism to disillusion -- Conclusion: The KGB in Russia and the world -- Appendix A. KGB chairmen, 1917-91 -- Appendix B. Heads of foreign intelligence, 1920-2005 -- Appendix C. The organization of the KGB -- Appendix D. The organization of the KGB First Chief Directorate (Foreign Intelligence) -- Appendix E The organization of a KGB residency.
Presents a history of KGB Cold War operations in Asia, Africa, the Middle East, and South America, documenting attempts by the Soviet intelligence service to discredit the United States and foster anti-Americanism in those regions.