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Brutality in an Age of Human Rights: Activism and Counterinsurgency at the End of the British Empire

Brian Drohan

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781501714658
eISBN:
9781501714672
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501714658.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

This study seeks to bring international histories of human rights into closer dialogue with military histories of insurgent movements and counterinsurgency warfare. Both military historians and ... More


Hippolytus Orientalis

J. A. Cerrato

in Hippolytus between East and West: The Commentaries and the Provenance of the Corpus

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199246960
eISBN:
9780191697630
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199246960.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

The explicit supposition of a prolific, eastern author appears in sources of the ancient and medieval periods. The first is Theodoret of Cyrrhus, who designates Hippolytus a father of ‘the east’. ... More


Piracy and Armed Robbery at Sea: The Legal Framework for Counter-Piracy Operations in Somalia and the Gulf of Aden

Anna Petrig and Robin Geiß

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199609529
eISBN:
9780191729751
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199609529.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

Since 2008 increasing pirate activities in Somalia, the Gulf of Aden, and the Indian Ocean have once again drawn the international community's attention to piracy and armed robbery at sea. States are ... More


Formal and Informal Empire in the Middle East

Peter Sluglett

in The Oxford History of the British Empire: Volume V: Historiography

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205661
eISBN:
9780191676741
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205661.003.0027
Subject:
History, World Modern History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter deals with the historiography of the rise, consolidation, decline, and ending of British Imperial interests in the Middle East over some 200 years, from the late 18th to the late 20th ... More


Current Efforts to Counter Piracy in Somalia and the Gulf of Aden

Robin Geiß and Anna Petrig

in Piracy and Armed Robbery at Sea: The Legal Framework for Counter-Piracy Operations in Somalia and the Gulf of Aden

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199609529
eISBN:
9780191729751
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199609529.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

Part 1 brings into focus the current situation in the Gulf of Aden. It considers the regional development of piracy and armed robbery at sea since 2008, the situation in Somalia, and the various ... More


Interrogation, intelligence and security: Controversial British Techniques

Samantha Newbery

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719091483
eISBN:
9781781708552
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719091483.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

Interrogation, Intelligence and Security examines the origins and effects of a group of controversial interrogation techniques often described as torture, known as the ‘five techniques’. Focusing on ... More


Down the African Coast, from Aden to the Island of the Crocodile

Yossef Rapoport and Emilie Savage-Smith

in Lost Maps of the Caliphs: Drawing the World in Eleventh-Century Cairo

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226540887
eISBN:
9780226553405
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226553405.003.0009
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Cartography

The map of the Indian Ocean in the Book of Curiosities shows the Gulf of Aden as a gateway to the ports and islands of the East Africa, known today as the Swahili coast. Fatimid commercial relations ... More


The Problems of Sustainability

David French

in The British Way in Counter-Insurgency, 1945-1967

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199587964
eISBN:
9780191731365
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199587964.003.0009
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Military History

Counterinsurgency campaigns were attritional. The insurgents were too weak to inflict a military defeat on the security forces. But they could win if they eroded the political will of the colonial ... More


Coming In, Rather Reluctantly, From the Cold

A. W. BRAIN SIMPSON

in Human Rights and the End of Empire: Britain and the Genesis of the European Convention

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199267897
eISBN:
9780191714115
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199267897.003.0020
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, EU Law

This chapter gives an account of the reappraisal of the convention which followed the Cyprus cases, and the problems it caused for UK colonial office. It describes the later derogations and the use ... More


Yemen: Muslim and Jewish Interactions in the Tribal Sphere

Bat-Zion Eraqi Klorman

in The Divergence of Judaism and Islam: Interdependence, Modernity, and Political Turmoil

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780813037516
eISBN:
9780813042107
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813037516.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Except for Aden, Yemen was an independent entity beginning in 1918 under the Imamate. This chapter analyzes the striking resemblance of tribal dissension in Yemen to Arab–Berber unrest in southern ... More


Geography, a Pathway through History

Engseng Ho

in The Graves of Tarim: Genealogy and Mobility across the Indian Ocean

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520244535
eISBN:
9780520938694
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520244535.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

This chapter describes the social geography port town of Aden, the point in space and time at which the Hadrami diaspora ventured out into the Indian Ocean. It looks at how a certain kind of place is ... More


Chapter XIII

Mushirul Hasan

in Exploring the West: Three Travel Narratives

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780198063117
eISBN:
9780199080199
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198063117.003.0067
Subject:
History, Indian History

The author talks about his voyage to Ceylon, Cingalese gentlemen, Aden, Ass-equipages, the Kaba, Eve's burial-place, the selfishness of John Bull, Grand Cairo, Mohamed Alí, Arabic as the language of ... More


The Anglo-Egyptian Rivalry in Yemen

Asher Orkaby

in Beyond the Arab Cold War: The International History of the Yemen Civil War, 1962-68

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780190618445
eISBN:
9780190618476
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190618445.003.0008
Subject:
History, Middle East History, World Modern History

The Yemen Civil War brought about the end of the British Empire and represented the final stage of an Anglo-Egyptian rivalry that had begun with Lord Palmerston’s 1839 conquest of Aden and the ... More


“This Unhappy Affair”: Investigating Torture in Aden

Brian Drohan

in Brutality in an Age of Human Rights: Activism and Counterinsurgency at the End of the British Empire

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781501714658
eISBN:
9781501714672
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501714658.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

Chapter four explains how allegations that British forces used torture during interrogations led to colonial officials’ efforts to evade scrutiny, deny that abuses had occurred, and impugn the ... More


Pirates, Terrorists, and Formal Sponsorship

Simon Reich and Peter Dombrowski

in The End of Grand Strategy: US Maritime Operations in the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781501714627
eISBN:
9781501714641
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501714627.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This chapter examines the US strategy of formal sponsorship in the multilateral anti-piracy campaign off the Somalian coast and in the Gulf of the Aden. It begins with a famous vignette – the rescue ... More


Civil War in Yemen

Dina Rezk

in The Arab World and Western Intelligence: Analysing the Middle East, 1956-1981

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780748698912
eISBN:
9781474435253
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748698912.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

In September 1962, a group of army officers led by Colonel Abdullah al Sallal overthrew the Hamid’Ud’Din royal family in Yemen. The coup provided just the occasion for Nasser to re-establish his ... More


Untangling the British Counterinsurgency Legacy

David H. Ucko and Robert Egnell

in Counterinsurgency in Crisis: Britain and the Challenges of Modern Warfare

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231164276
eISBN:
9780231535410
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231164276.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This chapter examines the British legacy in counterinsurgency at the turn of the twenty-first century. The narrative of British counterinsurgency is peppered with successful campaigns in Northern ... More


The ‘five techniques’ of interrogation and the Aden Emergency, 1963–67

Samantha Newbery

in Interrogation, intelligence and security: Controversial British Techniques

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719091483
eISBN:
9781781708552
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719091483.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

This chapter identifies the nature of the ‘five techniques’ of interrogation used during the State of Emergency in Aden. The threat from nationalist insurgents led not only to the declaration of a ... More


Aden: Results and reactions

Samantha Newbery

in Interrogation, intelligence and security: Controversial British Techniques

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719091483
eISBN:
9781781708552
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719091483.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

This chapter completes the book’s coverage of the Aden case by charting the results and reactions that followed the use of the ‘five techniques’ there. It will be shown that not only was ... More


Defining Authority on the Indian Frontier

John M. Willis

in Unmaking North and South: Cartographies of the Yemeni Past

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780199327003
eISBN:
9780199388073
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199327003.003.0002
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter traces the Indian history of the Yemeni South and the Aden Protectorate, in particular in light of its administrative status as part of the residency system and its cultural production ... More


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