The Decline of Arab Unity: The Rise and Fall of the United Arab Republic
In spite of its short duration, the rise and demise of the United Arab Republic the union between Egypt and Syria (195861) is considered a seminal episode in the modern history of the Arab world. At the time, many Arabs hoped that the union would herald realization of the pan-Arab dream, but its disintegration shattered this dream beyond repair. With the wisdom of hindsight it is also clear that this episode had a significant, lasting impact on the evolution of Arab politics. From the Foreword by Moshe Maoz, author of Asad: The Sphinx of Damascus
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