This book brings together expert essays on the social and political forces and personalities that have shaped modern Egypt, and the economic, political and diplomatic dilemmas facing the country.
Table of Contents
Foreword 1. The Political Press in Egypt 1882-1914 Abbas Kelidar 2. Makram Ebeid: Politician of the Majority Party Mustafa El-Feki 3. Ali Mahir and the Politics of the Egyptian Army 1936-1942 Charles Tripp 4. Mustafa Al-Nahhas and Political Leadership Alaa al-Din Al-Hadidy 5. Relations between Egypt and the US in the 1950s Muhammad Abd al-Wahab Sayed-Ahmed 6. Nasser and the Egyptian Press Sonia Dabous Egypt in the Balance Walid Kazziha 7. Interpretations and Misinterpretations of the Egyptian Economy Abel Beshai 8. Egyptian Diplomacy: East-West Detente and North-South Dialogue Boutros Boutros-Ghali
`In any event, both the first, more historical section of the book, and the second, more current section, together comprise a comprehensive research whole, whose thoroughness and upbeat tone constitute a fitting historiographical gesture in honour of Professor P.J. Vatikiotis.' Israel Gershoni, Middle Eastern Studies