Decolonization, Cold War and the Rise of Authoritarianism in the Middle East (Carol Hakim)

The project deals with the rise of durable authoritarian regimes in the Middle East by the middle of the twentieth century against the backdrop three interrelated processes: (1) the accession to political independence of most countries in the region following national liberation struggles; (2) the establishment of a new contentious regional Arab order; and (3) the extension of superpower rivalries to the Middle East in the early decades of the Cold War. 
It focuses more particularly on two countries that played a central role in the unfolding of political and socio-economic developments of the region at that time, namely Egypt and Syria. 

Author: Carol Hakim