Resolving the Suez Crisis:
Successful Debate & ​​​​​​​Diplomacy in the Cold War

Egyptian soldier watching cargo vessel pass through the Egyptian-controlled Suez Canal, 1956, The Wall Street Journal.


The diplomatic efforts in the Suez Crisis of 1956 had long-lasting impacts on political power in the Middle East, simultaneously preventing nuclear armageddon among global superpowers. Peaceful diplomatic efforts proved superior to military invasions, as exemplified by successful United Nations debate that de-escalated the conflict.

UN General Assembly debating the Suez Canal Crisis, 8 October 1956, UN Audiovisual Library.

Jacob Mandell, Matthew White, and Dylan Winer

Resolving​​​​​​​ the Suez Crisis: Successful Debate & Diplomacy in the Cold War

Senior Division: Group Website

Word Count: 1199

Media Time: 3:00 minutes

Process Paper Word Count: 495