Egypt, Syria and the Arab State System in the New World Order

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The Gulf crisis, which exposed and aggravated the bankruptcy of the Arab state ‘system’, stimulated much discussion of the need for a new Arab order. The most concrete attempt to create one was the Damascus Declaration, in which Egypt and Syria sought to manipulate the opportunities and avoid the threats inherent in the impact of the New World Order (NWO) on the Middle East; its failure leaves the Arab system fragmented and increasingly penetrated. Can Egypt and Syria still provide a pole giving some coherence to an Arab order?
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Middle East in the New World Order
EditorsHaifaa Jawad
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-349-23556-8
ISBN (Print)978-1-349-23558-2
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1997


  • Middle East
  • New World Order
  • Egyot
  • Syria
  • Arab States System


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