Shifting Lines In The Sand

Publisher: I. B. Tauris Place of Publication: London Date of Publication: 1992 Language: English ISBN: 978-1850435709 Number of Copies: 1 Author: Finnie, David H.

An account of how the frontier between Iraq and Kuwait – the key cause of the Gulf war – was decided. In the 19th century Britain became aware of Kuwait’s strategic importance and used both diplomacy and gunboats to help its ruler ward off Ottoman territorial claims.