—This paper contains the perspective of the United States of America to the unity between Egypt and Syria, and their integration into a single state called the United Arab Republic from 1961 to 1958. It shows the USA’s policy towards this new state, and its attitude towards the Syrian coup against the state and its separation in 1961. At the end of the paper, we try to answer the question: Is the aggressive US strategy still present? Or changed?
This paper is a documentary study concerning the papers that are available to researchers on the internet from the US State Department. It includes a comparison between these papers and the documents of the Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs that are found in the National Archives in Cairo. These documents are unpublished and only available to researchers under specific conditions.
—America and the middle east, Egypt, Syria, united Arab republic, Arab unity.
D. S. R. Osman is with the Department of History, Faculty of Arts, Assiut University, Egypt (e-mail: email@example.com).
Cite: Doaa Salah Ryad Osman, "The Attitude of the United States of America towards the Coup against Egyptian-Syrian Unity in 1961," International Journal of Social Science and Humanity vol. 7, no. 1, pp. 6-9, 2017.