Book — 1 online resource (361 pages) : illustrations.
1 Orientalism and Analysis: Ideas of the 'Arab'
2 Formation of the United Arab Republic
3 Revolution in Iraq
4 Syrian Secession
5 Civil War in Yemen
6 Six-Day War
7 War of Attrition
8 Early Years of Sadat's Presidency
9 Yom Kippur War
10 Aftermath of Victory
Have Western experts fundamentally failed to understand the dynamics, leaders and culture of the Middle East? Dina Rezk analyses 8 case studies, culminating in the assassination of Egyptian President Anwar el Sadat on live television on 6 October 1981, Drawing on declassified documents, interviews and multi-archival research, she explores how the most powerful intelligence agencies in the world have been so notoriously caught off guard in post-WWII Middle East. (source: Nielsen Book Data)