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Joel Beinin

Joel Beinin is the Donald J. McLachlan Professor of History and Professor of Middle East History, Emeritus at Stanford University. His book A Critical Political Economy of the Middle East and North Africa is published by Stanford University Press.

The Long Struggle Over the Suez

Since its construction just over 150 years ago, the Suez Canal has been at the heart of the global capitalist system – and has played a key role in the Arab world’s struggle against its old colonial masters.