UNITED ARAB REPUBLIC: O My Brothers

The mixture of rocket-rattling boasts by Nikita Khrushchev and of policeman's caution by his head cop, Ivan Serov, in the Nasser-Khrushchev huddle in the Kremlin a fortnight ago undoubtedly underlined for Gamal Abdel Nasser one fact: the U.S. arrival in the Middle East was a big new event that outweighs Moscow's words.

The dictator of the Nile, after a triumphal pause in Damascus to greet the leaders of the Iraqi army coup, had returned to his capital for an occasion: the sixth anniversary of the army-led revolution that first raised him to...

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