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.
`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
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