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Why the Middle East Is Still a Mess a Century After the Sykes-Picot Agreement - Slate Magazine;

Why the Middle East Is Still a Mess a Century After the Sykes-Picot Agreement - Slate Magazine

Slate MagazineWhy the Middle East Is Still a Mess a Century After the Sykes-Picot AgreementSlate MagazineIraqi security forces inspect the site of a blast after a bomb ripped through a group What Sykes-Picot hath wrought? Iraqi security forces inspect the site of a blast after a bomb ripped through a group of workers in Sadr City in Baghdad on Jan. 24, 2012.and more »

The secret map that enraged Zionists and Arabs alike - Jewish Chronicle;

The secret map that enraged Zionists and Arabs alike - Jewish Chronicle

Jewish ChronicleThe secret map that enraged Zionists and Arabs alikeJewish ChronicleLast year, the spiritual mentor of Daesh, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, gave a sermon in the Great Mosque in Mosul. The advance of Daesh will not stop, he proclaimed, "until we hit the last nail into the coffin of Sykes-Picot". He was referring to the secret ...and more »

100 years on: Move over Sykes Picot, Middle East borders due a radical re-mapping - Al-Bawaba;

100 years on: Move over Sykes Picot, Middle East borders due a radical re-mapping - Al-Bawaba

Al-Bawaba100 years on: Move over Sykes Picot, Middle East borders due a radical re-mappingAl-BawabaThe Sykes Picot agreement laid the foundation for the current shape of the Middle East. A behind the scenes deal sealed while WWI was raging, it carved up the region for the benefit of French and British colonial powers, and disregarded the interests ...and more »

Drawing a line in the sand: 100 years of the Sykes-Picot Agreement - ABC Online;

Drawing a line in the sand: 100 years of the Sykes-Picot Agreement - ABC Online

ABC OnlineDrawing a line in the sand: 100 years of the Sykes-Picot AgreementABC OnlineOne hundred years ago this week, a secret deal was signed between the British and French that has defined Middle East politics ever since. Annabelle Quince explains the history of the Sykes-Picot Agreement. On May 16, 1916—100 years ago this ...and more »

How the Middle East was invented - Washington Post;

How the Middle East was invented - Washington Post

Washington PostHow the Middle East was inventedWashington PostMuch has been made of how European imperial powers reshaped the Middle East after World War I, a transformation often said to have begun 100 years ago this week when France and Britain signed the Sykes-Picot agreement. But fewer people realize that, ...and more »

Sykes-Picot: A line erased by blood with an indelible effect - 9news.com.au;

Sykes-Picot: A line erased by blood with an indelible effect - 9news.com.au

9news.com.auSykes-Picot: A line erased by blood with an indelible effect9news.com.auA hundred years ago this month, a pair of Western diplomats drew a straight line across a map of the Middle East that has been blamed for a century of unfettered bloodshed that continues to this day. The secret 1916 deal made by British politician Mark ...and more »

The master's house 100 years after Sykes-Picot - Daily Sabah;

The master's house 100 years after Sykes-Picot - Daily Sabah

Daily SabahThe master's house 100 years after Sykes-PicotDaily SabahOn May 16, 1916, two rather undistinguished civil servants – Mark Sykes representing the United Kingdom and François Georges-Picot on behalf of the French government – agreed on the division of the Ottoman Empire into British, French and Russian ...and more »

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

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

TIMEHow the Sykes-Picot Agreement Helped Make a Messed-Up Middle EastTIMEMay 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 ...and more »

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

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

Voice of America (blog)Sykes-Picot +100 YearsVoice 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 ...and more »

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

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

Washington PostEuropean powers forced artificial borders on more places than the Middle East.Washington PostThis 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 ...and more »

The Sykes-Picot Agreement, a Hundred Years Later - Algemeiner;

The Sykes-Picot Agreement, a Hundred Years Later - Algemeiner

AlgemeinerThe Sykes-Picot Agreement, a Hundred Years LaterAlgemeinerThe rationale behind the 1916 plan produced by British diplomat Mark Sykes and his French counterpart, Francois George-Picot — and the international agreements that followed it about the future of the Middle East after World War I — was a mixture of ...and more »

How a secret pact became the scapegoat for problems in the Middle East - The Independent;

How a secret pact became the scapegoat for problems in the Middle East - The Independent

The IndependentHow a secret pact became the scapegoat for problems in the Middle EastThe IndependentOn May 16, 1916, two mid-level diplomats, a Briton and a Frenchman, concluded an agreement that essentially divided up the lands of much of the Middle East between the European powers. A map, seen above, initialed by Sir Mark Sykes and François ...and more »

A century on: What remains of Sykes-Picot - Aljazeera.com;

A century on: What remains of Sykes-Picot - Aljazeera.com

Aljazeera.comA century on: What remains of Sykes-PicotAljazeera.comIn 2014, when the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known as ISIS) blew up border posts between Iraq and Syria, it declared an "end to the Sykes-Picot era". The 100-year agreement, widely perceived as the root cause of ethnic, sectarian ...and more »

Pipelines in the Sand - Foreign Affairs (subscription);

Pipelines in the Sand - Foreign Affairs (subscription)

Foreign Affairs (subscription)Pipelines in the SandForeign 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 ...and more »

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

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

Jerusalem Post Israel News'Sykes-Picot' and IsraelJerusalem Post Israel NewsThe 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 ...and more »

A Century After Sykes-Picot, Is There a Better Map for the Middle East? - World Politics Review;

A Century After Sykes-Picot, Is There a Better Map for the Middle East? - World Politics Review

World Politics ReviewA Century After Sykes-Picot, Is There a Better Map for the Middle East?World Politics ReviewThis month marks the centenary of the Sykes-Picot treaty, a French-English agreement to establish areas of control and influence in the Arab lands of the Middle East after the collapse of the Ottoman Empire. The milestone has stirred up resentments and ...and more »

How A 100 Year-Old British Colonial Contract Continues To Shape The Middle-East - Mintpress News (blog);

How A 100 Year-Old British Colonial Contract Continues To Shape The Middle-East - Mintpress News (blog)

Mintpress News (blog)How A 100 Year-Old British Colonial Contract Continues To Shape The Middle-EastMintpress News (blog)One Palestinian living in Kuwait suggested the agreement created an atmosphere of defeatism and weakness: 'Today, the Middle East continues to see itself as the result of Western dominance.' By Kit O'Connell | Follow on Facebook | ...and more »

Sykes-Picot and the making of the modern Middle East - University of Rochester Newsroom;

Sykes-Picot and the making of the modern Middle East - University of Rochester Newsroom

University of Rochester NewsroomSykes-Picot and the making of the modern Middle EastUniversity of Rochester NewsroomAaron Hughes, the Philip S. Bernstein Professor in Judaic Studies in the Department of Religion and Classics, weighs in on the impact the Sykes-Picot Agreement, a secret accord that established political control of territories in the Middle East among ...and more »

Architects of failure: 100 years of Sykes-Picot - Your Middle East;

Architects of failure: 100 years of Sykes-Picot - Your Middle East

Your Middle EastArchitects of failure: 100 years of Sykes-PicotYour Middle EastBanner Icon Middle East history How an agreement signed in 1916 became shorthand for western treachery, greed and the impact of colonial machinations on the lives of local peoples. One of the most striking observations, when comparing a map of Europe ...and more »

Sykes-Picot: Franco-British secret deal still divides Middle East - RFI;

Sykes-Picot: Franco-British secret deal still divides Middle East - RFI

RFISykes-Picot: Franco-British secret deal still divides Middle EastRFIA hundred years ago a French and a British diplomat sat down to carve out the Middle East into countries and spheres of influence. The borders laid out by Mark Sykes and Francois George-Picot, which have since shifted, still have an impact in the ...and more »