How the Sykes-Picot Agreement Helped Make a Messed-Up Middle East - TIME

May 19 marks the 100-year anniversary of the Sykes-Picot Agreement, signed by diplomats Sir Mark Sykes and François Georges-Picot to help Britain and France divide the lands of the disintegrating Ottoman Empire. Sykes-Picot began to set the boundaries ...

Sykes-Picot +100 Years - Voice of America (blog)

100 years ago this week, a British colonel and a French diplomat drew a few lines on a map of the Middle East. Those lines were the first draft of borders that are still disputed, and battled over today. Sykes-Picot map. Mark Sykes and François-Georges ...

European powers forced artificial borders on more places than the Middle East. - Washington Post

This week marks the 100th anniversary of the secret Sykes-Picot Agreement, in which France and Britain divided up the territories of the Middle East. Observers agree that the agreement has had negative consequences. Vice President Biden argues that the ...

Pipelines in the Sand - Foreign Affairs (subscription)

Many historians misunderstand Sykes–Picot, the treaty that carved up the Middle East, as a random act of colonial mapmaking. In fact, the secret World War I agreement between France and the United Kingdom had everything to do with oil. France and the ...

'Sykes-Picot' and Israel - Jerusalem Post Israel News

The status of Palestine was to be determined at a later stage, with the Zionist factor specifically to be taken into consideration. PEOPLE HOLD up peace signs. But who wants peace more – Israel or the Palestinians?. (photo credit:REUTERS). November 2 ...