Conversation: The Sykes-Picot Agreement, 100 Years Later

Published on May 16, 2016

Stratfor Vice President of Global Analysis Reva Goujon and Middle East Analyst Emily Hawthorne discuss how the boundaries set by the century-old treaty are only one reason among many for the region's challenges.

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What if the Middle East's borders were redrawn?

Published on May 16, 2016

It's been one hundred years since the Sykes-Picot Agreement, the secret deal between a British and a French diplomat during WWI that designed the modern borders of the Middle East. 

Many people argue that these imperialist borders are the cause of the Middle East's troubles and call for new state lines. 

AEI Resident Scholar Michael Rubin explores how new borders could be drawn and whether or not they would solve any of the problems of the modern Middle East.