British Policy in Mesopotamia, 1903-1914 (St. Antony's Middle East Monographs)

British imperial pursuits in Iraq in the course of and after the 1st global conflict are popular and feature usually been studied. yet what of British coverage in the direction of the Mesopotamian provinces ahead of 1914? during this well-documented learn, Stuart Cohen presents the 1st coherent account of turning out to be British curiosity in those provinces, during which the safeguard of India, advertisement issues, the safety of Shia Muslim pilgrims, and worry of a German-dominated Berlin-to-Baghdad railway all had a necessary position to play. First released in 1976 and now on hand in paperback for the 1st time, this publication is vital studying not just for an knowing of the making of British coverage in the direction of the Arab provinces of the Ottoman empire, but in addition of the final days of Turkish rule in Iraq itself.

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579; BD 10 (2), no. 131, p. 202. forty five 24 July 1914 Parker-Mallet (a draft precis of the Baghdad Railway negotiations which used to be by no means sent), FO 371/2125/2390/33655, pp. 1, forty nine. forty six 28 could 1909 Lowther-Grey 396, FO 371/768/21185/21185. at the felony problems of the Kuwaiti scenario, see BD I, App. pp. 333–334. forty seven 22 Aug. 1910 Lowther-Grey 603, BD 10 (2), no. 1, pp. 1–6. forty eight sixteen Jan. 1911 Nicolson-Grey pte. , FO 371/1232/21/1958. forty nine Minute on three March 1911 IO-FO, FO 371/1232/21/7880. 50 in this aspect, “the confrontation among India and residential gurus used to be moderate, pertaining to basically information and never the elemental necessity. ” Busch, Britain and the Gulf, p. 326. fifty one 7 March 1911 Hardinge-Morley tel. pte. , L/P & S/10, vol. fifty nine, no. 1911/428. fifty two 30 March 1911 Parker memo. , FO 371/1232/21/12280. Parker additionally famous: “One aspect . . . is obviously introduced out . . . even if British participation within the Bagdad Rly. is or isn't caused, . . . HMG won't comply with the customs elevate except (i) Kuwait query . . . is settled (ii) Turkey supplies ensure that establishment at the Gulf aren't disturbed to our detriment. ” Minute on 29 March 1911 IO-FO, FO 371/1232/21/12463. fifty three Chirol mentioned this topic with the overseas place of work in February 1911 (Parker minute on 27 Feb. 1911 IO-FO, FO 371/1232/21/7409). Bertie raised it in March (15 March 1911 Bertie-Nicolson pte. , Bertie MSS, “A” thirteen, FO 800/171), and Lovat Fraser’s April article at the topic (“Why aid the Baghdad Railway? ”, nationwide assessment, vol. fifty seven, April 1911, pp. 220–230) captured Grey’s mind's eye (3 Apr. 1911 Mallet-Hirtzel pte. (2nd letter), L/P & S/10, vol. fifty nine, no. 1911/3428).

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