Tag: Sykes-Picot Agreement

Can the Arabs Do Democracy?

Can the Arabs Do Democracy?

Any effort by the West to muscle in on the Arab world will be disruptive in unpredictable ways. We all know the beer-hall refrain, as the images from Cairo, Damascus and Baghdad flash across the flat screens: "The bloody Arabs can't do democracy." "It doesn't work like...

The Intellects of Tahrir

The Intellects of Tahrir

After nearly 100 years since the Sykes-Picot agreement, the Middle East's artificial borders are being ripped apart. As far as I have learned, there has always been an evolution of great sociologies at work. Progressive in the main, despite long lapses into darkness and often impure renditions...

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