Lessons of Suez not learned

Lessons of Suez not learned

How long is the hand of history? How extraordinary it is that a sequence of events that occurred 50 years ago this month created the template for the two conflicts that currently threaten the peace of the times we live in.

How long is the hand of history? How extraordinary it is that a sequence of events that occurred 50 years ago this month created the template for the two conflicts that currently threaten the peace of the times we live in. In July 1956, president Gamal Nasser of Egypt seized and nationalised the Suez Canal Company. It began a chain reaction of events that continues to dominate the headlines.

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