Egyptian Double-Spy Ashraf Marwan Dissertation or Thesis by Nicky

Egyptian Double-Spy Ashraf Marwan
Looks at the life of Egyptian double-spy Ashraf Marwan as part of an extensive study of the relationship of Egypt and Israel during the leadership of Gamal Abdel Nasser and Anwar Sadat.
# 149659 | 34,545 words | 79 sources | APA | 2011 | US
Published on Dec 28, 2011 in History (Middle Eastern) , Middle Eastern Studies (General)

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This paper explains the puzzling life of Egyptian Ashraf Marwan, son-in-law of Gamal Abdel Nasser and confident of Anwar Sadat, who was also an agent of the Israeli Mossad. Next, the author explores in detail the reigns of Nasser and Sadat, the government of Israel during this period, the Six Day War of 1967, the Yom Kippur War and the Truce between Israel and Egypt. The paper concludes that, although Palestinians and Israelis have far from common interests, they could live together in peace by each accepting the other's system and solutions in favor of a truce as in the days of Sadat and Marwan.

Sources are in the footnotes.

Table of Contents:
"A Name, What's in a Name?"
The Ravensburger Jigsaw Puzzle
Yom Kippur. Erare Umanum Est. Perseverare Diabolicum. (Mistake is Human, Repeating It Is Evil)
Yom Kippur. Legacies. Gifts. New Issues and Fairytales.
Modest Origins. Great Carrier Plans. Everything for the Country and the Arab Unity.
The 1952 Revolution and the Rise of Gamal Abdel Nasser
Arab-Israeli Conflicts
The Six Day War of 1967
The Years through 1973
The Next President. Expectations and Fulfillment at Home and Abroad
Political Legacy
Relationship with the People
Relationship with the Media
Relationship with the Cabinet Members
Relationship with his Family
People's View of Sadat until 1973
Relations with Arab leaders, the US and the Soviets
Sending Home 1,500 Soviet Advisors
Bellicose Statements and Peace Treaties with Israel
Leadership Style
Comparison to Nasser
Yom Kippur. Sadat, Marwan and Loose Ends
SIGINT, HUMINT, a Whole Universe of INT-Elligence. Unknown Soldiers on their Own
Peace at Last. But for How Long?
Introduction (Chapter Summary)
Discussions after Yom Kippur
Intermediaries, Mediators and the Role of the United States
The Stand of the Soviet Union
The Stand of the Arabs
The Surprise Visit to Israel
Sadat's Speech
The Signing of the Peace Treaty
"Death Comes as the End" (Agatha Christie)

From the Paper:

"With the end of the revolution and the overthrowing of the king, control of the Egyptian state was taken by General Neguib, the main leader of the revolution. According to Haikal, Nasser let someone else officially take the leadership due to his modesty and the fact that his ambitions were far from being in he spot lights. This is, of course, the slightly romanticized version of the historic figure. There are probably different explanations for his decision not to step up yet that are much more likely to have something in common with the practical and also tactical considerations on Nasser's part. The general however lacked the qualities of a good leader and resigned from his Prime Minister function two years later. The position was then assumed by Nasser, who, in 1956, became the President of Egypt. From that point on, Nasser started a political career as a controversial Arab leader, the father of a young republic as the form of government for an independent Egypt and also the founder of the United Arab Republic, which had however a short-lived existence.
"Nasser began his carrier in politics once the group of the Free Officers was created, in 1949. He was the author and the leader of the group which enjoyed an open minded leading style since the group decisions were always taken after strong debates at the leadership level."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Cohen, R. Culture and Conflict in Egyptian-Israeli relations.
  • Raviv, D & Melman,Y. Every Spy a Prince.1990.
  • Akins. AMEMBASSY JIDDA. Sep. 16, 1975. The National Archives
  • Helms, Nov 3, 1975. Electronic Telegram. The National Archives
  • The Insight Team of the London Sunday Times. 1974. The Yom Kippur War.

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