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The Arab Cold War was a period of political rivalry in the Arab world that occurred as part of the broader Cold War between, approximately, the Egyptian Revolution of 1952 that brought President Gamal Abdel Nasser to power in that country, and the 1979 Iranian Revolution which led Arab-Iranian tensions to eclipse intra-Arab strife. On one side were newly-established republics, led by Nasser’s Egypt, and on the other side were traditionalist kingdoms led by King Faisal of Saudi Arabia.

A documentary on the history of the Arab countries after World War II.

The Middle East’s cold war, explained


Great Powers and the Middle East
After World War II (1945-1955)

The Middle East: United States Policy and Relations in the Latter Half of the 20th Century

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