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Suez 1956: The Crisis and its Consequences

Wm. Roger Louis and Roger Owen (eds)

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202417
eISBN:
9780191675348
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202417.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Middle East History

This is an analysis of the Suez crisis of 1956, its origins, and its consequences. The contributors are all leading authorities, and some were active participants in the events, offering personal ... More


Introduction

WM. Roger Louis and Roger Owen

in Suez 1956: The Crisis and its Consequences

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202417
eISBN:
9780191675348
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202417.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Middle East History

Since the Suez crisis of 1956, the archives divulged evidence necessary for full and measured reassessment. The chapters in this book represent a combination of detailed research, analysis, and ... More


The Crisis and its Consequences for the British Conservative Party

Lord Beloff

in Suez 1956: The Crisis and its Consequences

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202417
eISBN:
9780191675348
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202417.003.0017
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Middle East History

This chapter critically evokes the turbulent emotions aroused by the Suez crisis. In Harold Macmillan's words, the British controversy over intervention caused rifts in friendships, divisions in ... More


Consequences of the Suez Crisis in the Arab World

Rashid Khalidi

in Suez 1956: The Crisis and its Consequences

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202417
eISBN:
9780191675348
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202417.003.0022
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Middle East History

Nasser emerged from the Suez crisis as the pre-eminent leader of Arab nationalism. ‘Nasserism’ was elevated to the status of an ideology throughout the Arab world. As this chapter points out, the ... More


Eisenhower, Dulles, and the Suez Crisis

Robert R. Bowie

in Suez 1956: The Crisis and its Consequences

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202417
eISBN:
9780191675348
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202417.003.0011
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Middle East History

This chapter sets the record straight not merely about the reasons for the American response to the crisis but also about the relationship between the President, Dwight D. Eisenhower, and his ... More


The Soviet Union, the United States, and the Twin Crises of Hungary and Suez

John C. Campbell

in Suez 1956: The Crisis and its Consequences

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202417
eISBN:
9780191675348
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202417.003.0013
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Middle East History

This chapter reviews the Hungarian uprising and its relation to the Suez crisis. How did the two contemporaneous crises affect each other? Did the Hungarian revolution influence decisions on Suez? ... More


The Commonwealth and the Suez Crisis

Peter Lyon

in Suez 1956: The Crisis and its Consequences

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202417
eISBN:
9780191675348
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202417.003.0014
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Middle East History

This chapter deals with the response of the Commonwealth to the Suez crisis. It is directed more towards the ‘old Dominions’ and the significance of the crisis in the history of decolonization. ... More


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


Nasser and the Crisis of 1956

Amin Hewedy

in Suez 1956: The Crisis and its Consequences

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202417
eISBN:
9780191675348
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202417.003.0009
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Middle East History

The chapter is testimony to Nasser's response during the Suez crisis. Above all this chapter establishes, from an Egyptian vantage-point, the proximate cause of the Suez crisis and Nasser's stature ... More


Canada, the North Atlantic Triangle, and the United Nations

Michael. G. Fry

in Suez 1956: The Crisis and its Consequences

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202417
eISBN:
9780191675348
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202417.003.0016
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Middle East History

The Canadian response to the Suez crisis in many ways was the opposite of the Australian. In this chapter the significance of the United Nations comes fully to light. Lester Pearson, the Canadian ... More


Conclusion

Albert Hourani

in Suez 1956: The Crisis and its Consequences

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202417
eISBN:
9780191675348
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202417.003.0023
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Middle East History

This chapter assesses the irrational dimension of the crisis as well as the ‘inner logic’ of the events. It attempts to answer a wide range of questions raised in this book pertaining to the Suez ... More


The Importance of Having Money: The Economic Diplomacy of the Suez Crisis

Diane B. Kunz

in Suez 1956: The Crisis and its Consequences

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202417
eISBN:
9780191675348
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202417.003.0012
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Middle East History

This chapter explains how the Americans quite ruthlessly brought to bear their economic arsenal against the British. Once this decision had been made in the wake of the invasion, ‘the question became ... More


France and the Suez Crisis

Maurice Vaisse

in Suez 1956: The Crisis and its Consequences

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202417
eISBN:
9780191675348
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202417.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Middle East History

This chapter establishes the central part played by Maurice Bourges-Maunoury, the Minister of Defence, in military assistance to Israel. It was Bourges-Maunoury who pressed for an accord first with ... 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


India, the Crisis, and the Non-Aligned Nations

Sarvepalli Gopal

in Suez 1956: The Crisis and its Consequences

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202417
eISBN:
9780191675348
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202417.003.0010
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Middle East History

This chapter relates that Jawaharlal Nehru of India met Nasser in Yugoslavia shortly before the latter's nationalization of the Suez Canal Company. Nehru did not have a high regard for Nasser's ... More


The Aftermath of Suez: Consequences for French Decolonization:

Adam Watson

in Suez 1956: The Crisis and its Consequences

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202417
eISBN:
9780191675348
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202417.003.0019
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Middle East History

This chapter assesses the impact of the Suez crisis on French decolonization. De Gaulle, like Macmillan, came to the conclusion that the value of the colonies was less than their cost. His solution ... More


The Suez Crisis

Irwin M. Wall

in France, the United States, and the Algerian War

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520225343
eISBN:
9780520925687
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520225343.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter discusses the direct causal connection for France between the Algerian insurrection and the Suez crisis. It explains that it was the Egyptian leader Gamal Abdel Nasser who was the ... More


The Economic Consequences of the Suez Crisis for Egypt

Roger Owen

in Suez 1956: The Crisis and its Consequences

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202417
eISBN:
9780191675348
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202417.003.0021
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Middle East History

This chapter makes clear that, despite American and Soviet views about Nasser's Aswan decisions, the High Dam eventually stored enough water to save Egypt's agriculture from disaster after the ... More


The Sands of Goodwill, 27 July 1956–5 April 1957

Robert Holland

in Britain and the Revolt in Cyprus, 1954-1959

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205388
eISBN:
9780191676604
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205388.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter examines the impact of British relations with Greece on the revolt in Cyprus. It describes the British reaction to the Egyptian government's nationalization of the Suez Canal Company and ... More


Reflections on the Suez Crisis: Security in the Middle East

Hermann Frederick Eilts

in Suez 1956: The Crisis and its Consequences

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202417
eISBN:
9780191675348
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202417.003.0020
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Middle East History

The theme of this chapter is security arrangements, past and present, and the legacy of the Suez crisis to the present day. It argues that the Baghdad Pact, despite Nasser's rhetoric, was hardly a ... More


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