Summary: The End Of Sykes-Picot

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the article by Gregory Gause III “Is this the end of Sykes- Picot?” Gause highlights on the political instability and civil war in Syria and the continued social upheavals in Iraq, Gause relates these modern day international challenges to the faltering of artificial borders in the eastern Arab world, drawn by Britain and France after the collapse of the Ottoman Empire. Gause reveals in his article a question for the reader, regarding whether or not the borders of the far eastern Arab world are about to be redrawn and if the colonial system entrusted by the Europeans is coming to conclusion. “The end of Sykes-Picot is the notion that political pundits use in order to justify their arguments that the border themselves are undergoing substantial change. Furthermore, the Sykes-Picot agreement of 1916 divided the former Ottoman territories between Britain and France, however, the final borders were determined by the two powers at the San Remo conference in 1920. After the dissolution of the Ottoman Empire, Britain and France adopted an imperialistic…show more content…
Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi was the Shah of Iran until his overthrowing, strong Shi’i opposition to the Shah’s reign commenced and led to the opposition leader Ayatollah Khomeini’s to obtain a seating as Iran’s supreme leader. Ayatollah Kohmeini declared an Islamic republic with a new Constitution reflecting his ideals of Islamic government. The newly Islamic regime viewed this as a victory and as a starting point for an overall change in the world of Islam. Ayatollah Kohmenini stated, “Our movement is for an Islamic goal, not for Iran alone... Iran is only a starting point.. Muslims are one
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