McNamara, Robert (2000) Britain, Nasser and the Outbreak of the Six Day War. Journal of Contemporary History, 35 (4). pp. 619-639. [Journal article]
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This article explores the role of Britain in the lead-up to the 1967 Middle Eastern War. It analyzes why Britain took such an active role in the initial stages and why this was scaled back to a policy of non-intervention in the end. It concludes that Britain's interests in the Middle East, which were primarily the protection of oil, the maintenance of a balance of power and the containment of Nasser, became dependent on an Israeli military victory. Intervention would have had much too high a political and economic cost. Likewise, the USA came to much the same conclusion, which was why both nations secretly welcomed the Israeli victory.
|Item Type:||Journal article|
|Faculties and Schools:||Faculty of Arts > School of English and History|
Faculty of Arts
|Research Institutes and Groups:||Arts and Humanities Research Institute > History|
Arts and Humanities Research Institute
|Deposited By:||Dr Robert McNamara|
|Deposited On:||07 Sep 2011 12:23|
|Last Modified:||07 Sep 2011 12:23|
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