Desert Disputes: the Diplomacy of Boundary-Making in South-Eastern Arabia
The struggle to delineate the boundaries of south-eastern Arabia can claim to be one of the longest running diplomatic disputes of the twentieth century, which has echoes to this day. This study, by the foremost authority on the subject, is an exhaustive one, based on thorough research in the relevant archives and direct experience of the dispute. As such it will be the standard reference work on this question for all who have an interest in the Gulf Arab states, their territorial origins and its effects on their increasing role in regional and world affairs.
VOLUME I Introduction 1 1. The Anglo-Turkish Conventions of 1913-14 8 2. The Spoils of War, 1914-32 47 3. Oil Concessions and Boundary Claims, 1933-39 108 4. Oil Prospecting and Territorial Limits, 1939-49 233 VOLUME II 5. ARAMCO and the Re-Opening of the Frontier Question, 1949-52 279 6. The Saudi Incursion to Buraimi, 1952-53 352 7. The Arbitration Agreement, 1953-54 444 Maps 1-25 535 VOLUME III 8. The Interim Regime in the Disputed Areas, 1954-1955 577 9. The British Declared Line of August 1955 and the Dhufar and Aden Protectorate Frontiers 624 10. Buraimi and Anglo-American Relations, 1955-1956
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