February 12, 2014

The Root of the Mideast's Problems

Selim Sazak, The National Interest

The Associated Press

The Sykes-Picot system brought disorder, not order; it was the "original sin" of contemporary Middle East, the dynamic behind most of its enduring troubles.

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TAGGED: Sykes-Picot, Middle East


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