Fifty-five years have passed since the establishment of the United Arab Republic (UAR), the short-lived union between Egypt and Syria championed by Gamal Abdel Nasser. In an opinion piece for Al-Jazeera English, MAAS student Sarah Mousa reflects on the pan-Arabist ideology behind the UAR and the political events that followed its dissolution. To read her article, click here.
The UAR continued even after Syria's secession from it. Later attempts to bring Iraq into union with Egypt did not succeed, however. (Wikimedia Commons)