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Beyond the Arab Cold WarThe International History of the Yemen Civil War, 1962-68$
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Asher Orkaby

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780190618445

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2017

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190618445.001.0001

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The Anglo-Egyptian Rivalry in Yemen

The Anglo-Egyptian Rivalry in Yemen

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(p.152) 7 The Anglo-Egyptian Rivalry in Yemen
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Beyond the Arab Cold War
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Asher Orkaby

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190618445.003.0008

The Yemen Civil War brought about the end of the British Empire and represented the final stage of an Anglo-Egyptian rivalry that had begun with Lord Palmerston’s 1839 conquest of Aden and the struggle against Muhammad Ali’s Egyptian army. Post-WWII British foreign policy had, until the end of the 1960s, been strongly influenced by the Conservative Suez Group, later renamed the Aden Group, which wasvehemently anti-Nasser. Members of the Aden Group established a mercenary organization to aid the royalist guerrilla war against Egypt, while Nasser supported anti-British nationalist groups in South Yemen during the 1960s. This clandestine war helped bring about the mutual defeat and withdrawal of British and Egyptian imperial designs in Yemen.

Keywords:   Aden, British Empire, Lord Palmerston, Muhammad Ali, Nasser, Suez Group, Aden Group

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