July 3, 2014

Iraq Isn't Getting Better Anytime Soon

Leon Hadar, Daily Caller

The Associated Press

Against the backdrop of the growing instability in Iraq and Syria, policymakers have been trying to draw the outlines of what can be described as the post-Sykes-Picot Middle East. The conventional wisdom has been that state system established in Mesopotamia and the Levant by the British and French in the aftermath of World War I is not viable anymore. New political arrangements reflecting the ethnic and religious makeup of the region need to be considered. That could include the division of Iraq and Syria into independent Sunni, Shiite and Kurdish states.

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