The Middle East between the Great Powers

Anglo-American Conflict and Cooperation, 1952–7

  • Tore T. Petersen

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
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    Pages 1-18
  3. Tore T. Petersen
    Pages 36-47
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    Pages 65-75
  5. Tore T. Petersen
    Pages 108-120
  6. Tore T. Petersen
    Pages 121-125
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 126-170

About this book


Anglo-American rivalry in Egypt, Iran and the Persian Gulf in the period 1952 to 1957 represented the transfer of power in the Middle East from Great Britain to the United States. As Britain's influence in Egypt and Iran declined, its determination to hold on to the Persian Gulf increased, at one point threatening to kill any Americans found in the hotly contested Buraimi oasis. The episode is little examined by historians but played a large role in the ensuing Suez crisis.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Tore T. Petersen
    • 1
  1. 1.Norwegian University of Science and TechnologyTrondheimNorway

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2000
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-41868-8
  • Online ISBN 978-0-230-59909-3
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