UNITED ARAB REPUBLIC: Divvying Up the Nile

Cajolery and wheedling were unsuccessful. Bullying and intrigue did not work. So Egypt's Gamal Abdel Nasser, having used up all his other stunts, and being more moderate these days anyway, tried reasonable compromise on his southern neighbor, the Sudan. It worked. Last week the two nations finally got together over the division of the waters of the Nile. Nasser had urgent reasons for settling the long dispute: this month Soviet engineers arrive to start work on the first stage of the huge Aswan High Dam project—a scheme designed to expand Egypt's farmland...

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