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Security at Last? The Establishment of the Baghdad Pact, 1953–56

  • David R. Devereux

Abstract

The Middle East Defence Organisation was obsolete by 1953, but it took John Foster Dulles’ tour of the Middle East in May 1953 to withdraw American interest. The British continued to harbour schemes for the creation of a vague planning body to coordinate Middle East defence efforts, but by 1953 this was a long-range goal rather than a realistic or immediate alternative.

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Middle East Arab World Arab State Middle East Country Defence Organisation 
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Notes

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© David R. Devereux 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • David R. Devereux
    • 1
  1. 1.Social Sciences and HumanitiesResearch Council of CanadaCanada

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