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Argentina's Position on the Falkland Islands: Making Waves

Sian Herbert, April 2010
The World Today, Volume 66, Number 4

Political expediency, international politicking and oil exploration are creating a perfect storm around the tiny Atlantic Falkland Islands. Argentina's invasion 28 years ago this month produced a dramatic crisis in Anglo-Argentine relations, which the surrender of Argentine troops two months later only partly resolved. For Britain, winning the war marked an end to conflict in the region, yet for Argentina the Islands have remained central to national ambitions and tensions are again at boiling point.

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