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For the first four volumes the Editor's aim has been to guide the reader through all the relevant, publicly available documents which have shaped the evolution of the international boundary between Iraq and Kuwait, from Ottoman times to the recent operations of the United Nations. In volumes 5 to 6 of the collection attention is paid to the emerging international status of Kuwait, Britain's role in this process and Ottoman and Iraqi claims to the sovereignty or suzerainty of Kuwait. This publication provides primary source materials relating to the history of the two separate, and seemingly contradictory, territorial claims that successive Iraqi governments have maintained with respect to the state of Kuwait and its territory. Expert and detailed commentary is passed on the significance of each phase in the documented history of the Iraq-Kuwait dispute. The contents lists also cross-reference the maps included within the map box.