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Secret war in the Middle East : the covert struggle for Syria, 1949-1961

Author: Andrew Rathmell
Publisher: London : I.B. Tauris, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This work is an in-depth study of Syrian politics and foreign relations between 1949 and 1961. Previously unstudied aspects of Syrian covert intervention in the 1958 Lebanese Civil War and of a  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew Rathmell
ISBN: 9781780764955 1780764952
OCLC Number: 818462329
Notes: Originally published: 1995.
Description: xv, 246 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Syria in its environment --
Coups and covert action, 1949 --
The Shishakli era, 1949-54 --
Syria between Nasser and the West, 1954-56 --
Battling the Eisenhower Doctrine, 1957-58 --
The United Arab Republic, 1958-61 --
Conclusion. Rewriting Syrian history ; Past, present and future.
Responsibility: Andrew Rathmell.

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