Old Boundaries for a New State: The Creation of Iraq's Eastern Question

@article{Schofield2006OldBF,
  title={Old Boundaries for a New State: The Creation of Iraq's Eastern Question},
  author={Richard N. Schofield},
  journal={SAIS Review of International Affairs},
  year={2006},
  volume={26},
  pages={27 - 39}
}
This paper chronicles critical chapters in the delimitation of Iraq's boundaries with Iran and Kuwait, paradoxically in the period preceding the Great War. For such territorial definition took place before the Iraqi state was even formed, yet it would create many of the strategic problems that Iraq has since faced with its two neighbors. Narrowing the Perso-Ottoman land frontier in the mid-19th century had been an Anglo-Russian project, though it was largely Britain's interests that proved… Expand

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