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Akil Awan

Map of the Sykes-Picot Agreement

How an agreement signed in 1916 became shorthand for western treachery, greed and the impact of colonial machinations on the lives of local peoples.

Betrayed by the British: King Feisal of Iraq on a visit to to London, November 1927.

The defeat of ISIS can only be achieved if we take a long view and question the Jihadists’ simplistic interpretation of the West’s troubled relationship with the Middle East.