Today in Middle Eastern history: the Suez Crisis begins (1956)

Before we dig into the 1956 dust up that bears its name, the first thing I guess we should talk about is why the Suez Canal was so important. Though to be honest, that almost goes without saying. I mean, in a world where sailing direct from Europe to the Indian Ocean had previously required … Continue reading Today in Middle Eastern history: the Suez Crisis begins (1956)