THE MIDDLE EAST: Crying Havoc

For four days, the tide of crisis flooded the Middle East. Then, and only then, as it receded, came Nikita Khrushchev, rattling his rockets and crying "Crisis!" , Surfboarding on the world's fears. Nikita Khrushchev, with his threats of ICBMs and his "not-a-minute-to-lose" call for a summit conference, obviously had every intention of keeping the waters roiled. But his clever cry for the summit also had the sound of a man who knew he was safe before crying his alarms.

For 48 hours last week, after pro-Nasser Iraqi rebels stormed into the royal palace in Baghdad, peace in the Middle East...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!