Monday, February 12, 2018

Sykes-Picot Again

Anatoly Karlin has an interesting graphic explanation of what is going on in Syria: It is being partitioned again. Once there was a French zone and a British zone; now we have other actors. Syria is being vivisected because cannot govern itself. The Assad regime is lasting too long, it is not sustainable, the Alawite minority cannot rule forever a population ten times larger.

The map shows that, in that small corner, we too are sitting at the table among the new Sykes-Picot masters. We have made a long way in these last hundred years. The next century will be even better.  

No comments:

Post a Comment