Who Makes Policy Campaign 2016 Edition

How did we get here?

A lot of people point to the post-WWI drawing of Middle Eastern borders as one of the primary causes for the conflict we see today. The Sykes-Picot Agreement negotiated by France and England dealt with how to dissolve the Ottoman Empire and led to “the division of Turkish-held Syria, Iraq, Lebanon, and Palestine into various French- and British-administered areas.”

These lines were drawn arbitrarily with little regard for culture or religion. Here for a quick primer on this agreement is Jon Stewart and his friend, Sir Archibald Mapsalot III:


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