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Eisenhower, Macmillan, and the problem of Nasser : Anglo-American relations and Arab nationalism, 1955-59

Author: Nigel John Ashton
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 1996.
Series: Studies in military and strategic history (New York, N.Y.)
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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
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nigel John Ashton
ISBN: 0312161085 9780312161088 0333644557 9780333644553
OCLC Number: 34319812
Notes: "In association with King's College London."
Description: viii, 273 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: 1. Introduction --
2. The Middle East in 1955 --
3. The Background to the Formation of the Baghdad Pact --
4. March 1956 and the Break with Nasser --
5. The Suez Crisis --
6. The Eisenhower Doctrine --
7. The Bermuda Conference and the April 1957 Crisis in Jordan --
8. The Syrian Crisis and the October 1957 Talks --
9. The Formation of the United Arab Republic --
10. The Lebanese Crisis --
11. The Iraqi Revolution --
12. The Course and Conclusion of British and American Intervention --
13. Post-Revolutionary Iraq and the Reassessment of American and British Strategy --
14. Conclusions --
15. Postscript: The Kuwaiti Crisis and the Break-up of the United Arab Republic.
Series Title: Studies in military and strategic history (New York, N.Y.)
Responsibility: Nigel John Ashton.

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