The Kuwaiti-Iraqi border dispute and its impact on the stability of the Arab Gulf region

  • Basim Karim Suwaidan Iraqiya University- College of Media / Public Relations Dep.


The existence of Iraq as a political entity at the international level extends to more than 4500 B.C. and there are many countries and civilisations carried on. Before the British presence to the Gulf, Iraq was a part of the Ottoman Empire and Kuwait was a part of Basra Srate. But in 1904, Britain announced protection over Kuwait and combined lands and islands of northern Kuwait as possible to achieve their strategy to control the northern Arabian Gulf. Then, Al-Aqeer conference was held to solve the Borders' problem stills as a disputed between the two parties by the desire of Britain. In 1991, the Iraqi occupation of Kuwait came and then in 1993 the resolutions of the UN Security Council were released especially the 833 resolution which provided demarcation of the border between the two countries contrary to the facts of history and geography. The mistrust between the two countries continued despite to the US occupation of Iraq in 2003 and changing the political system there which Kuwait had a prominent role on. The problems between the two countries also continued when Kuwait imposed the reality by conducting more projects and procedures that leads to take over the Iraqi lands and narrowing on Iraqi seas. 

Jul 13, 2020
How to Cite
SUWAIDAN, Basim Karim. The Kuwaiti-Iraqi border dispute and its impact on the stability of the Arab Gulf region. Tikrit Journal For Political Science, [S.l.], n. 20, p. 127-148, july 2020. ISSN 2312-6639. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 27 sep. 2020. doi: