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Nasser's gamble : how intervention in Yemen caused the Six-Day War and the decline of Egyptian power

Author: Jesse Ferris
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, [2013] ©2013
Series: ACLS Humanities E-Book.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Nasser's Gamble draws on declassified documents from six countries and original material in Arabic, German, Hebrew, and Russian to present a new understanding of Egypt's disastrous five-year intervention in Yemen, which Egyptian president Gamal Abdel Nasser later referred to as "my Vietnam." Jesse Ferris argues that Nasser's attempt to export the Egyptian revolution to Yemen played a decisive role in destabilizing  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic book
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Ferris, Jesse, 1972-
Nasser's gamble.
Princeton : Princeton University Press, ©2013
(DLC) 2012028784
(OCoLC)792880988
Named Person: Gamal Abdel Nasser
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jesse Ferris
ISBN: 9780691155142 0691155143 9781400845231 1400845238
OCLC Number: 1013184984
Notes: Restricted admission to print
Credits: Jacket Photograph: Abdul Nasser Meets the Yemeni People. from al-Quwwat al-Musallahah, Egyptian weekly journal, supplement to volume 412, May 1, 1964. Courtesy of The Arabic Press Archive, Moshe Dayan Center, Tel Aviv University Israel.
Description: 1 online resource (x, 342 pages) : illustrations, map
Contents: The road to war --
The Soviet-Egyptian intervention in Yemen --
Food for "peace": the breakdown of US-Egyptian relations, 1962-65 --
Guns for cotton: the unraveling of Soviet-Egyptian relations, 1964-66 --
On the battlefield in Yemen, and in Egypt --
The fruitless quest for peace: Saudi-Egyptian negotiations, 1964-66 --
The Six-Day War and the end of the intervention in Yemen --
The twilight of Egyptian power.
Series Title: ACLS Humanities E-Book.

Abstract:

Nasser's Gamble draws on declassified documents from six countries and original material in Arabic, German, Hebrew, and Russian to present a new understanding of Egypt's disastrous five-year intervention in Yemen, which Egyptian president Gamal Abdel Nasser later referred to as "my Vietnam." Jesse Ferris argues that Nasser's attempt to export the Egyptian revolution to Yemen played a decisive role in destabilizing Egypt's relations with the Cold War powers, tarnishing its image in the Arab world, ruining its economy, and driving its rulers to instigate the fatal series of missteps that led to war with Israel in 1967. Viewing the Six Day War as an unintended consequence of the Saudi-Egyptian struggle over Yemen, Ferris demonstrates that the most important Cold War conflict in the Middle East was not the clash between Israel and its neighbors. It was the inter-Arab struggle between monarchies and republics over power and legitimacy. Egypt's defeat in the "Arab Cold War" set the stage for the rise of Saudi Arabia and political Islam. Bold and provocative, Nasser's Gamble brings to life a critical phase in the modern history of the Middle East. Its compelling analysis of Egypt's fall from power in the 1960s offers new insights into the decline of Arab nationalism, exposing the deep historical roots of the Arab Spring of 2011. -- Book jacket.

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