Political map of South & Southwest Asia 2 December 1922 (Uqair Protocol): The continuing border clashes between the Saudi-allied Ikhwan of Nejd and the British dominated states of Iraq and Kuwait were brought to a resolution at the Uqair Conference (Uqair Protocol of 1922). The borders between all three countries were defined, with two neutral zones set up to allow for the free flow of the desert nomads.