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Eisenhower, Macmillan and the Problem of Nasser : American Relations and Arab Nationalism, 1955-59.

Author: Nigel J Ashton
Publisher: Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, 1996.
Series: Studies in military and strategic history.
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The years 1955-59 were a vital transitional period for the Anglo-American relationship in the Middle East. British and American leaders sought to protect cold war and oil interests in the region against the background of a renaissance of Arab nationalism personified by the Egyptian leader Nasser. With the aid of extensive declassified official documentation, this study traces the British and American responses to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Nigel J Ashton
ISBN: 9780230378971 0230378978
OCLC Number: 815658257
Description: 1 online resource (282 pages).
Contents: Introduction - The Middle East in 1955 - The Background to the Formation of the Baghdad Pact - March 1956 and the Break with Nasser -The Suez Crisis - The Eisenhower Doctrine - The Bermuda Conference and the April 1957 Crisis in Jordan - The Syrian Crisis and the October 1957 Talks - The Formation of the United Arab Republic - The Lebanese Crisis - The Iraqi Revolution - The Course and Conclusion of British and American Intervention - Post-Revolutionary Iraq and the Reassessment of British and American Strategy - Conclusions - Postscript - Index
Series Title: Studies in military and strategic history.
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The years 1955-59 were a vital transitional period for the Anglo-American relationship in the Middle East. British and American leaders sought to protect cold war and oil interests in the region against the background of a renaissance of Arab nationalism personified by the Egyptian leader Nasser. With the aid of extensive declassified official documentation, this study traces the British and American responses to the Turco-Iraqi Pact of 1955, the Suez crisis, the Syrian crisis of 1957, the outbreak of civil strife in Lebanon, and the Iraqi Revolution of 1958. It shows how the differing priorit.

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'Elegantly written and based on the rich archival sources of both states, Ashton's arguments are compelling. Not all scholars of Anglo-American relations will accept his interpretations, but all must Read more...

 
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