Gamal Abdel Nasser (1918-1970) was an army officer, prime minister (1954-56), and then president (1956-70) of Egypt, who became a controversial leader of the Arab world, creating the short-lived United Arab Republic (1958-61), twice fighting losing wars with Israel (1956 and 1967), and engaging in such inter-Arab policies as mediating the Jordanian civil war (1970).
Egypt's Intellectuals Rediscover Nasser
Article by Richard Jacquemond in Le Monde diplomatique, July 1997.
Article on the Egyptian president's life and career; from Encyclopaedia of the Orient.
Nasser and Arab Unity
A brief introduction to the Egyptian president and his role as a leader in uniting Arab-speaking peoples.
Nasser Comes to Power in Egypt, Frightening Britain, France, and Israel
Article by Donald Neff, in Washington Report on Middle East Affairs, July 1996.
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