The Crystallisation of a Complex Territorial Dispute: Britain and the Saudi-Abu Dhabi Borderland, 1966–71

@article{Schofield2011TheCO,
  title={The Crystallisation of a Complex Territorial Dispute: Britain and the Saudi-Abu Dhabi Borderland, 1966–71},
  author={Richard N. Schofield},
  journal={Journal of Arabian Studies},
  year={2011},
  volume={1},
  pages={27 - 51}
}
From a close reading of the relevant British archival record, this article demonstrates how the basic future shape of the Saudi–United Arab Emirates borderlands emerged over a critical half-decade through a series of negotiations, consultations, and altercations that were anything but concerted. The unhelpful overall context in which the dispute had to both crystallise and then be accommodated was provided by Britain and Saudi Arabia's diplomatic estrangement at the beginning of the half-decade… 

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