From Sykes-Picot to "Islamic State": Imperialism's Bloody Wreckage

Mather, Yasmine
http://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/4288

Publisher:  Solidarity
Date Written:  01/11/2014
Year Published:  2014  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX18115

When the Jihadist group Islamic State (formerly known as ISIS) changed its name and declared the establishment of the Caliphate, it did so with the release of a promotional video entitled "The End of Sykes-Picot." This was a reference to the 1916 Sykes-Picot Agreement that marked the end of the Ottoman Empire and the establishment of two zones of influence, British and French.

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