Suez 1956: A European Intervention?

  title={Suez 1956: A European Intervention?},
  author={Ralph L. Dietl},
  journal={Journal of Contemporary History},
  pages={259 - 278}
  • Ralph L. Dietl
  • Published 2008
  • Political Science
  • Journal of Contemporary History
  • This article does not analyse events in the Middle East. It is concerned with the structural background of the Suez Crisis. The Cold War bargain of 1949-50, and thus the Western bloc architecture, was challenged in 1956 and 1962-63. The Suez Crisis and the SKYBOLT Affair are classic examples of intra-bloc conflict. This article focuses on inter-allied conflict during the Suez Crisis. The crisis year 1956 witnessed a European challenge to the bipolar order of the Cold War. It is the hypothesis… CONTINUE READING
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