The Middle East in 1958
IB Tauris 2002
9781860644023   Product Code: 72126
In the aftermath of Suez, pan-Arabism swept the Middle East. Inspired by Egypt's leader Gamal Abdel Nasser, revolt erupted in Lebanon and the Western-backed King Faisal II was overthrown in Iraq. To the alarm of the West, the Arab world seemed to be aligning itself with the Soviet Union. This wide-ranging, authoritative study examines the roles of Britain, the US, the UN, Israel and the oil industry to assess the legacy of 1958 in the region today.