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Author: Haifa Alangari   |   Pages: 157–168



The post-war British territorial strategy which re-demarked the new boundaries of the Middle East, the mandates, the post and major treaties, had contributed to the decay in the authority of King Hussein of Hijaz.

This study raises the question of the damage of the unclarity and duplicity of the British dialogue with Hussein on his long-term leadership in Hijaz. One could argue that, although Hussein did not have a clear vision about the nature of his leadership, Great Britain misled him in believing that he could be a pan-Arab leader. In fact, Great Britain came out of the Great War with an extended territory and a new map for the Middle East.


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