Anglo-American Rivalry in the Middle East: The Struggle for the Buraimi Oasis, 1952–1957

@article{Petersen1992AngloAmericanRI,
  title={Anglo-American Rivalry in the Middle East: The Struggle for the Buraimi Oasis, 1952–1957},
  author={T. Petersen},
  journal={International History Review},
  year={1992},
  volume={14},
  pages={71-91}
}
  • T. Petersen
  • Published 1992
  • Political Science
  • International History Review
a remote oasis on the south-east tip of the Arabian peninsula, seemed in the early 1950s an unlikely spot for international confrontation; few Americans knew it even existed. Roughly circular, and about six miles across, it had a population of between six and ten thousand inhabitants clustered in nine villages, three of them controlled by Abu Dhabi, and the rest by the sultan of Muscat and Oman. Buraimi was blessed with abundant