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Published: 01 June 2019

304 Pages

6.14 x 9.21 inches

ISBN: 9781474453028

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The Twilight of the British Empire

British Intelligence and Counter-Subversion in the Middle East, 1948 -63

First Edition

Chikara Hashimoto

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Intelligence Surveillance and Secret Warfare

  • Reveals that Britain was instrumental in creating and training Middle Eastern security services, which often engaged in human rights abuses, and examines Britain's complicity in these aspects
  • Sheds new light on MI5's activities overseas; MI5's roles and activities were not only confined to the British Empire, but also areas outside the colonial territories in the Middle East
  • Offers an insight into intelligence liaison based on different political systems--the relationship between democratic (British Intelligence and Security Services)--and non-democratic governments (their Middle Eastern counterparts) and also another aspect of intelligence liaison as the means of influencing the policy of a foreign government
  • Based on the thesis that won the BRISMES Leigh Douglas Memorial Prize for the Best PhD Dissertation on a Middle Eastern topic for 2014

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