The Resilience of a Frontier: Ottoman and Iraqi Claims to Kuwait, 1871–1990

  title={The Resilience of a Frontier: Ottoman and Iraqi Claims to Kuwait, 1871–1990},
  author={Peter Sluglett},
  journal={The International History Review},
  pages={783 - 816}
  • P. Sluglett
  • Published 1 December 2002
  • History
  • The International History Review
of the obvious paradoxes of modern Arab history is the contradiction between the desire for unity shown by various Arab states at different times since the First World War, and their insistence on preserving the frontiers with which the colonial powers endowed them either before or after the treaty of Lausanne. Only three major realignments of frontiers have occurred in the Arab world since the First World War: the transfer of Asir from nominal Yemeni control to Saudi Arabia in 1932; Syria's… 
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