The Suez Canal Purchase and the making of modern Britain
"The purchase of the Suez Canal by British prime minister Benjamin Disraeli was presented in contemporary press reports as a uniquely patriotic and liberal move, one that cemented the country’s place in a shifting, Europe-dominated world order."
Hefler was awarded a PhD in War Studies from King’s College London in November 2020. With research interests in international history and intelligence studies, his dissertation examined clandestine diplomacy in Franco-British relations during World War II. Hefler’s postdoctoral project examines secret intelligence and international diplomacy around the Middle East between the USA, Great Britain and France during 1945-1947.