The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 54
Problem to be Solved
Problem to be Solved.
The problem before us may then be stated to be—
|(i)||How best to strengthen Turkey in Asia, Persia and Afghánistán, so as to justify the aid given to enable them to continue units amongst nations.|
|(ii)||How best to aid these so-called powers to defend themselves, and in defending themselves to defend British Imperial interests, so that it may be impossible for Russia to absorb them and by so doing to become possessed of a line of communication of page 4 paramount British importance, and of seas and countries, which would place her in a position to dispute with Britain, with every chance of success, the Empire of the East.|