Tag - Syria

Sykes-Picot: Phase two of a Middle East partition process

By Kawthar Guediri

Exactly a hundred years ago, in 1916, expecting the imminent collapse of the Ottoman Empire, and in order to expand their spheres of influence in the Middle East, the United Kingdom and France concluded a secret agreement with the assent of Tsarist Russia. Read More

Witnesses to War

By Carolyn Stauffer

“Fire is catching. And if we burn, then you burn with us.” Katniss Everdeen brandishes this impassioned and defiant threat in the 2014 film The Hunger Games: Mockingjay–Part 1. Read More