Shifting Lines in the Sand: Kuwait's Elusive Frontier with Iraq

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I.B.Tauris, 1992 - Great Britain - 221 pages
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An account of how the frontier between Iraq and Kuwait - the key cause of the Gulf war - was decided. In the 19th century Britain became aware of Kuwait's strategic importance and used both diplomacy and gunboats to help its ruler ward off Ottoman territorial claims.
 

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Contents

The Beginnings
1
Britain Takes Charge in Iraq and Kuwait
40
First Lines in the Sand 1923
56
Invisible Lines at Geneva 1932
70
Britain and Kuwait between the Wars
85
The Undemarcated Boundary 19381958
114
Reconciliation Encroachment and the First Gulf
149
Clear Lines in
163
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