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Published: 01 December 2018

360 Pages | 12 b/w illus.

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ISBN: 9781474444408

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The Arab World and Western Intelligence

Analysing the Middle East, 1956-1981

Dina Rezk

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Intelligence Surveillance and Secret Warfare

  • Takes a new approach by exploring the role of 'culture' in intelligence analysis of the region and the notion of a 'cultural divide' between East and West
  • A unique and previously unavailable insight into how the British and American intelligence communities regarded Gamal Abdel Nasser and Anwar el Sadat
  • Consults Arabic published sources to incorporate the usually absent Arab perspective
  • The first book to take Western intelligence assessments back to the indigenous political elite through a series of high-level interviews conducted in 2006
  • Interview subjects include: Hoda Abdel Nasser, President Nasser's daughter, and Hassanein Heikal, Nasser's closest confidante, unofficial biographer and the most prolific Arabic author of this period

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