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The scramble for the Middle East: Britain and America fall out

8 September 2018 9:00 am

One of the many pleasures offered by Lords of the Desert, which narrates the rivalry between Britain and the United…

A gripping new play with a Michael Fish-y narrative: Pressure reviewed

14 April 2018 9:00 am

David Haig’s play Pressure looks at the Scottish meteorologist, James Stagg, who advised Eisenhower about the weather in the week…

What exactly was the CIA up to in Laos in the 1960s?

27 May 2017 9:00 am

I once spent an evening, back in the mid-1980s, with William Colby, the legendary spy and director of the CIA.…

Nasser carried through the streets of Port Said after the British evacuation, 1956

Blood and Sand comprehensively destroys what’s left of Anthony Eden’s reputation

1 October 2016 9:00 am

Until it was overtaken by the still more disastrous debacle in Iraq, the Suez Crisis of 1956 was widely judged…