The Arab world and Western intelligence : analysing the Middle East, 1956-1981
- Dina Rezk.
- Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, 
- Copyright notice
- Physical description
- 1 online resource (361 pages) : illustrations.
- Intelligence, surveillance and secret warfare.
- Rezk, Dina, author.
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 338-347) and index.
- 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.
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- Middle East > History > 20th century.
- Middle East > Politics and government > History > 20th century.
- Intelligence service > Western countries.
- Middle East > Foreign relations > Western countries.
- Western countries > Foreign relations > Middle East.
- Politics and government.
- Intelligence service.
- Diplomatic relations.
- Middle East.
- Western countries.
- POLITICAL SCIENCE / Government / International
- POLITICAL SCIENCE / International Relations / General
- HISTORY / Middle East / General
- Publication date
- Intelligence, surveillance and secret warfare
- 9780748698929 (electronic bk.)
- 0748698922 (electronic bk.)