February 6, 2014

Stop Pinning Mideast Unrest on Colonialism

Michael Young, The National

The Associated Press

It’s anybody’s guess where Syria is heading, and a further break-up of the country remains a definite possibility. But there is a sweeping narrative taking hold today that the countries that emerged after the First World War Sykes-Picot agreement, which drew the borders of the modern Middle East, were destined to disintegrate, especially in the absence of a foreign power able to impose stability.

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TAGGED: Colonialism, World War I, Arabs, Sykes-Picot, Middle East, Syria

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