A multi-archival documentary history of British policy towards Nasser's Egypt under the Churchill, Eden, Macmillan, Home and Wilson governments. The primary focus of the study is an enquiry into the causes of the Anglo-Egyptian Cold War from 1952 to 1967.
1. Introduction: Delusions of Grandeur in the Middle East 2. The Historical Context of Anglo-Egyptian Relations, 1800-1952 2. The New Regime and the Base Agreement, 1952-54 3. Suez, 1956 4. Issues and Stakes in the Aftermath of Suez, 1957 5. Crisis in Syria, 1957 6. From the Creation of the United Arab Republic to the Iraqi Revolution, 1958 7. Decision for Detente, 1958-59 8. The Difficulties of the Anglo-Egyptian Detente, 1960-62 9. Aden, Yemen and the Decline of the Anglo Egyptian Detente, 1962-63 10. Confrontation with Nasser, 1964 11. The Labour Government and Nasser, Part I - 1964-66 12. The Labour Government and Nasser, Part II -1966-67 13. Britain, Nasser and the Six Day War, 1967 14. The Six Day War and its Aftermath