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The Arab World and Western Intelligence: Analysing the Middle East, 1956-1981

Dina Rezk


This book addresses a critical question embedded within a heated debate about the ‘failure’ of American intelligence in a post 9/11 age: have Western experts in some fundamental way failed to understand the dynamics, leaders and culture of the Middle East? Looking back in recent history through a series of seminal case studies culminating in Sadat’s dramatic assassination, this monograph explores whether, how and why the most knowledgeable and powerful intelligence agencies in the world have been so notoriously caught off guard in this region. The story begins after the tripartite invasion of ... More

Keywords: Intelligence, Culture, Middle East, Nasser, Sadat, Orientalism, War, Revolution

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780748698912
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: January 2018 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748698912.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Dina Rezk, author
Lecturer in Middle Eastern History, University of Reading