By Spencer Mawby
This is the 1st unique account of the disagreement among Britain and President Nasser of Egypt over the Colony of Aden and the encircling safe states, sooner than British withdrawal in 1967. Paying specific cognizance to the conflicting ambitions of Arab nationalism and British imperialism, it really is argued that Britain’s motivation for this crusade used to be now not completely fabric yet was once partially derived from a choice to include Nasser’s impression and to assure a continuation of Britain’s function in influencing the politics of the Arabian peninsula.
Mawby argues major challenge for the British used to be the choice to adopt a brand new imperial experience in Aden at a time while British financial and armed forces energy used to be at the wane, when aid for the nationalist struggles within the center East and the United international locations used to be expanding. He is going directly to recommend that British coverage and the behavior of army campaigns facilitated the emergence of an intensive model of Arab politics in southwest Arabia.
By demonstrating the way within which the increase and fall of British imperialism used to be telescoped right into a brief interval within the overdue Nineteen Fifties and early Nineteen Sixties, this quantity offers a huge perception into the original and unacknowledged position of Aden within the background of British decolonization.
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British Policy in Aden and the Protectorates 1955-67: Last Outpost of a Middle East Empire (British Politics and Society) by Spencer Mawby