Newsreel describing Cold War events in the late 1950s, particularly in Egypt and the Middle East. Begins by describing arms race and shows a giant mushroom cloud erupting. Shots of “conference table in Geneva, where East and West deadlocked over ways to halt the arms race.” Quick shot of Nikita Khrushchev talking. Shots of United Nations. Shot of missile going off, referring to “deadly threat” of “intercontinental missile.” Scenes of rioters in Moscow demonstrating against foreign embassies. People holding signs. Woman shaking her fist upwards at the camera. Shots of Berlin. A sign which says, “You are leaving the American Sector” in several different languages. Shot of cartoon map of Middle East, with arrows pointing to the areas of Israel, Iraq, and Egypt. Gamal Abdel Nasser speaking at a podium. Cheering crowds. Narrator describes his relations with the East and the merging of Egypt and Syria. Shot of Nasser and Khrushchev meeting in Moscow. Narrator then describes rebellion in Beirut against pro-West president, Camille Chamoun. Shots of Lebanese men with guns.