By Jesse Ferris
Nasser's Gamble attracts on declassified records from six international locations and unique fabric in Arabic, German, Hebrew, and Russian to provide a brand new knowing of Egypt's disastrous five-year intervention in Yemen, which Egyptian president Gamal Abdel Nasser later often called "my Vietnam." Jesse Ferris argues that Nasser's try and export the Egyptian revolution to Yemen performed a decisive position in destabilizing Egypt's kin with the chilly warfare powers, tarnishing its picture within the Arab global, ruining its economic system, and riding its rulers to instigate the deadly sequence of missteps that resulted in battle with Israel in 1967.
Viewing the Six Day warfare as an unintentional final result of the Saudi-Egyptian fight over Yemen, Ferris demonstrates that an important chilly conflict clash within the center East was once now not the conflict among Israel and its acquaintances. It was once the inter-Arab fight among monarchies and republics over energy and legitimacy. Egypt's defeat within the "Arab chilly conflict" set the degree for the increase of Saudi Arabia and political Islam.
Bold and provocative, Nasser's Gamble brings to existence a severe section within the glossy historical past of the center East. Its compelling research of Egypt's fall from strength within the Sixties bargains new insights into the decline of Arab nationalism, exposing the deep ancient roots of the Arab Spring of 2011.
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Nasser's Gamble: How Intervention in Yemen Caused the Six-Day War and the Decline of Egyptian Power by Jesse Ferris