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Could Different Borders Have Saved the Middle East?

THERE probably aren’t many things that the Islamic State, Jon Stewart and the president of Iraqi Kurdistan agree on, but there is one: the pernicious influence of the Sykes-Picot Agreement, a secret plan for dividing up the Middle East signed by France and Britain, 100 years ago this week.

It has become conventional wisdom to argue, as Vice President…

Source: Could Different Borders Have Saved the Middle East? – The New York Times

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