This book analyzes the weaknesses in Britain's Rhodesian policy in the 1960s and the strains that Rhodesia's UDI imposed on Britain's relations with the Commonwealth, the United States and the United Nations.
|Publisher:||Palgrave Macmillan US|
|Product dimensions:||6.20(w) x 9.40(h) x 1.00(d)|
About the Author
Carl Peter Watts completed his doctoral thesis on Rhodesia's UDI at the University of Birmingham, UK, where he taught modern history and war studies. He has also taught at several universities in the American Midwest. Dr. Watts is currently a Research Fellow in the Centre for Imperial and Postcolonial Studies at the University of Southampton, UK and a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society. He has published his research on various aspects of the Rhodesian crisis in journals such as Diplomatic History, The Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History, and Twentieth Century British History.
Table of ContentsThe Rhodesian Crisis in International History and International Relation 'Cudgelling themselves numb.' Anglo-Rhodesian Negotiations and the Search for a Settlement 'A classic strategic blunder'. The Failure of British Deterrent and Coercive Strategies 'Moments of tension and drama.' Britain, Rhodesia and the Commonwealth Prime Ministers Meetings 'A concert of convenience.' Britain, Rhodesia and the Old Commonwealth 'An essential part of our co-operation in world affairs.' Anglo-American Relations and Rhodesia Preventing a 'Red Army in Blue Berets'? The Rhodesian Problem at the United Nations Reflections on the Rhodesian Crisis