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Britain, Nasser and the balance of power in the Middle East, 1952-1967 [electronic resource] : from the Egyptian revolution to the Six-Day War /
Robert McNamara.
London ; Portland, OR : Frank Cass, 2003.
xvii, 308 p. : maps.
0714653977 (cloth)
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London ; Portland, OR : Frank Cass, 2003.
0714653977 (cloth)
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [293]-303) and index.
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Author Affiliation
Robert McNamara is lecturer in history at the National University of Ireland, Maynooth. He was educated at Rochestown College and the National University of Ireland, Cork. He received a PhD in History from the National University of Ireland in 1999. He is the author of a number of articles in journals and edited works
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A multi-archival documentary history of British policy towards Nasser's Egypt under the Churchill, Eden, Macmillan, Home and Wilson governments. The primary focus of the study is an enquiry into the causes of the Anglo-Egyptian Cold War from 1952 to 1967.
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The aim of this book is to examine British policy towards Turkey. 1959 was an important starting point for Anglo-Turkish relations due to the agreements of Zurich and London about Cyprus. These agreements contributed to the beginning of a new phase in close relations between the two countries. The revolution in Turkey and its aftermath, the transition from the Baghdad Pact to CENTO and the new dimensions of the Cyprus problem became important issues impacting on these bilateral relations. These issues are subject to close examination in this book, in the light of their relevance to modern Anglo-Turkish policy. With research based on newly-available Public Records Office archives, the author provides insight on British reactions to political events in Turkey and shows that in relation to the partition of Cyprus the crucial changes started as early as 1963, with Britain's indirect support.
Table of Contents
Series Editor's Prefacep. vii
Acknowledgementsp. ix
List of Abbreviationsp. xi
Mapsp. xiii
Chronology of Eventsp. xv
Introduction: Delusions of Grandeur in the Middle Eastp. 1
The Historical Context of Anglo-Egyptian Relations, 1800-1952p. 11
The New Regime and the Base Agreement, 1952-54p. 23
Suez, 1956p. 41
Issues and Stakes in the Aftermath of Suez, 1957p. 65
Crisis in Syria, 1957p. 93
From the Creation of the United Arab Republic to the Iraqi Revolution, 1958p. 115
Decision for Detente, 1958-59p. 139
The Difficulties of the Anglo-Egyptian Detente, 1960-62p. 159
Aden, Yemen and the Decline of the Anglo-Egyptian Detente, 1962-63p. 177
Confrontation with Nasser, 1964p. 191
The Labour Government and Nasser, Part I: 1964-66p. 207
The Labour Government and Nasser, Part II: 1966-67p. 227
Britain, Nasser and the Six Day War, 1967p. 241
The Six Day War and its Aftermathp. 267
Conclusionp. 283
Bibliographyp. 293
Indexp. 305
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