The Sykes-Picot Agreement May 1916
Signed by the respective parties on the 9th and 16th of May 1916, the “Exchange of Letters between France and Great Britain respecting the Recognition and Protection of an Arab State in Syria”, also known as the Sykes-Picot Agreement, is seen as a symbol of the arrogance and short-sightedness of European colonial practices. So much so that when, on 18th June 2014 ISIS fighters straddled the border between Iraq and Syria, a border which the Agreement created, they proclaimed their military advance on twitter with the hashtag #SykesPicotOver.
On the occasion of its centenary, OUP has assembled a set of readings which include material from various OUP online sites that has been made freely available to help readers to gain a fuller understanding of the origins, background, and impact of the Sykes-Picot Agreement.
Image Credit: Map of Sykes–Picot Agreement. Royal Geographical Society. UK National Archives MPK1/426. Public domain via Wikimedia Commons.
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