نوع مقاله : مقاله پژوهشی
عنوان مقاله [English]
Oman's borders with its Arab neighbors have been determined by Britain. This bordering, particularly in the Musandam peninsula, is one of the strangest borders in the world. These bordering is one of obstacles on the way of uniting Oman. A vast area called Buraimi vaheh has been the source of serious tensions among Oman, Emirates and Saudi Arabia due to its oil resources. Saudi Arabia has also claiming some parts of Oman territory such as internal Oman and Dhofar. Saudi Arabia has tried to secede these parts through supporting separatist groups in the region. The border of Oman and Yemen has been disputed due to Dhofar movement. Beside the role of Britain, the features of these borders such as its length (almost two thousand kilometers), being desert, mountainous and inappropriate geometric form has played a crucial role in its vulnerability.