Commentary | July 11, 2014

Gady Writes on Sykes-Picot Origins and Effects

EWI's Senior Fellow Franz-Stefan Gady writes for The National Interset on the events leading up to the Sykes-Picot Agreement that has stirred and embattled the Middle East to this day.

A historical look at the development of the Middle East, Gady examines the life and impact of Lieutenant Muhammad Sharif Al-Faruqi. Preaching for a Pan-Arab empire, Al-Faruqi manipulated and lied his way to control territory through British and French support, leading to what we now refer to as the Sykes-Picot agreement of 1916. These are the building blocks for today’s chaos throughout the region.

Read the full article here.