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Volume :30 Issue : 119 2012      Add To Cart                                                                    Download

Efforts of Sheikh Mubarak bin Sabah in Resisting Ottoman Ambitions towards the Emirate of Kuwait (1896-1915 AD.) (in Arabic)

Auther : Hamad Al-Qahtani

This research sheds light further on the Emirate of Kuwait during the rule of Sheikh Mubarak bin Sabah (1896-1915 AD.). This era is one of the most important historical periods of the Emirate of Kuwait. During his rule, several Ottoman campaigns aimed to annex Kuwait to the Ottoman Empire and to put Sheikh Mubarak under its direct control. However, this was difficult to achieve for Sheikh Mubarak who fiercely defended all these attempts, maintaining at all times the political, diplomatic and economic sovereignty of the Emirate. Although there was some flexibility, from time to time, between the two parties, this conflict reached as stage where a threat to occupy parts of the Emirate occurred as indeed happened in 1902.
Furthermore, this study explores the reasons behind the protection agreement with the British in 1899. After signing this agreement, Sheikh Mubarak was able to protect and save his Emirate from any Ottoman conflicts with the Great Powers. As a result of this treaty, the relentless pressure on the Emirate of Kuwait continued.
This study concludes that the efforts of Sheikh Mubarak would not be of significant effect without the support of the Powers, like the Britain, in resisting  the Ottomans and their claims. As a result, Sheikh Mubarak benefited from British support, which was reflected in the signing of the most important diplomatic treaty in the contemporary and modern history of Kuwait, the Protection Agreement in 1899. This agreement forestalled Ottoman intentions towards the Emirate of Kuwait . This threat receded completely after the end of the First World War in 1918.
 

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