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The Suez Crisis

Charlotte Peevers

in The Politics of Justifying Force: The Suez Crisis, the Iraq War, and International Law

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199686957
eISBN:
9780191766886
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199686957.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter examines policy and public discourses that emerged during the Suez Crisis of 1956. The goal is to provide a rich, empirical account of international law's role in domestic politics and ... More


The Suez Crisis of 1956

in Why War?: The Cultural Logic of Iraq, the Gulf War, and Suez

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226763880
eISBN:
9780226763910
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226763910.003.0003
Subject:
History, Military History

Largely forgotten today, the Suez Crisis of 1956 should be remembered not only as one of the most significant and perplexing events in the cold war but also as an object lesson in genre politics. The ... More


Newspapers and empire: bringing Africa to the Scottish public

Bryan S. Glass

in Scotland, Empire and Decolonisation in the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719096174
eISBN:
9781781708736
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719096174.003.0008
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This chapter examines two major imperial events in Africa: the beginning of the violence that defined the Mau Mau rebellion (1952) and the Suez Crisis (1956). The coverage of these issues by the ... More


Negotiating a Foothold

Geoffrey F. Gresh

in Gulf Security and the U.S. Military: Regime Survival and the Politics of Basing

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780804794206
eISBN:
9780804795067
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804794206.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

This chapter explores the origins of the U.S. military’s complex relationship with the Gulf Arab monarchies, especially with the Saud royal family, following the Second World War. A more permanent ... More


Democracy goes to War: British Military Deployments under International Law

Nigel White

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199218592
eISBN:
9780191705595
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199218592.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Public International Law

With the end of the Second World War there came the United Nations and a new world order based on the prohibition of military force in international relations, and yet since 1945 British troops have ... More


Britain as a Global Power in the Twentieth Century

Philip Murphy

in Britain's Experience of Empire in the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199236589
eISBN:
9780191730955
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199236589.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter examines the extent to which Britain's status as a global power in the twentieth century was underpinned by the existence of its empire. It suggests that, in a military sense, empire ... More


Salvaging Status: Doubling Down in Russia, Egypt, and Great Britain

Jonathan Renshon

in Fighting for Status: Hierarchy and Conflict in World Politics

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691174501
eISBN:
9781400885343
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691174501.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter examines whether status concerns lead decision makers to value status more highly by looking at three separate sets of decisions: Russia's decision to aggressively back Serbia in the ... More


Britain and the Revolt in Cyprus, 1954-1959

Robert Holland

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205388
eISBN:
9780191676604
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205388.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This book provides a reconstruction of a major British decolonization. Charting the ‘inner history’ of a violent colonial Emergency, it provides a case-study of the dilemmas posed by the challenge of ... More


Winds of Change and the Royal Family

Philip Murphy

in Monarchy and the End of Empire: The House of Windsor, the British Government, and the Postwar Commonwealth

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199214235
eISBN:
9780191746680
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199214235.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

The chapter begins with an examination of the role of the Palace during the Suez Crisis of 1956. It then considers the way in which royal tours and patronage were deployed as a means of helping to ... More


Arab Nationalism on the March, 1955–1957

Adeed Dawisha

in Arab Nationalism in the Twentieth Century: From Triumph to Despair

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691169156
eISBN:
9781400880829
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691169156.003.0007
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter argues that if specific events were to be picked as signposts in the spectacular forward march of Arab nationalism during the 1950s, the three that stand out are the 1955 Baghdad Pact, ... More


Terrors in the Way

Raymond Cohen

in Saving the Holy Sepulchre: How Rival Christians Came Together to Rescue Their Holiest Shrine

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195189667
eISBN:
9780199851645
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195189667.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter examines the challenges faced by Hassan Bey al-Katib in completing the repair work for the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. The prospect of change at the Holy Sepulchre stirred up all those ... More


A special relationship?: British foreign policy in the era of American hegemony

Simon Tate

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780719083716
eISBN:
9781781706237
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719083716.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This book addresses the Anglo-American special relationship from the perspective of post-Second World War British governments. Drawing upon original research, it investigates how these governments ... More


Wind in the Reeds

Wafaa EL Sadik and Rüdiger Heimlich

in Protecting Pharaoh's Treasures: My Life in Egyptology

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9789774168253
eISBN:
9781617978173
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774168253.003.0002
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter focuses on the author's childhood in 1956. On July 26, 1956, Gamal Abdel Nasser declared that he was nationalizing the Suez Canal and would use the income from the canal's operations to ... More


The Gulf War of 1991

in Why War?: The Cultural Logic of Iraq, the Gulf War, and Suez

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226763880
eISBN:
9780226763910
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226763910.003.0004
Subject:
History, Military History

In the case of the 1990–91 Persian Gulf crisis, the United States was the prime mover and shaker in political and military arenas. It provides what we might think of as a crucial experiment. That is ... More


The Scope and Limits of Dag Hammarskjöld’s Diplomacy

Henning Melber

in Dag Hammarskjöld, the United Nations and the Decolonisation of Africa

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2020
ISBN:
9780190087562
eISBN:
9780190099596
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190087562.003.0006
Subject:
History, African History

This chapter uses the case studies of the Suez crisis (1956) and the UN mandate for peacekeeping in the Congo (1960-61) to illustrate and analyze in detail the Hammarskjöld diplomacy within his ... More


Crisis

Derek Chollet

in The Middle Way: Three Presidents and the Crisis of American Leadership

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780190092887
eISBN:
9780190092917
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190092887.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics, International Relations and Politics

This chapter examines how Eisenhower, H. W. Bush, and Obama reacted when their foreign policy strategies were tested by crises and unexpected events. This chapter revisits Eisenhower’s aid to ... More


Lost Baggage

Melissa Blanco Borelli

in She is Cuba: A Genealogy of the Mulata Body

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780199968169
eISBN:
9780190274757
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199968169.003.0008
Subject:
Music, Dance, Ethnomusicology, World Music

The inspiration for this interlude comes from a photograph sent by Cuban vedette, Chelo Alonso, to Show Magazine in 1957. She shares how she lost her luggage on a journey from Egypt to Turkey via ... More


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