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The Decline of Arab Unity: The Rise and Fall of the United Arab Republic
The union between Egypt and Syria - known as the United Arab Republic, 1958-1961 - was a seminal episode in Arab politics. This is the first book that analyzes the reasons for the establishment of this union and its failure. It deals with the political, social and economic reasons that led Gamal 'Abd al-Nasser, the legendary Arab leader, to merge with Syria and the impact of pan-Arabism on the setting up and dissolution of this entity.