In the Footsteps of Sykes-Picot Agreement Consequences / When the Student Outshines the Master — Part 2
By: Adel Bashqawi
20 November, 2020
mentioned the Sykes-Picot Agreement signed in 1916, between France and Britain with the approval of two false witnesses representing both the Russian Empire and the Kingdom of Italy. The agreement aimed to divide territories, which were an “integral part of the Ottoman Empire,” between the two main signatories. 
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Wednesday, November 11, 2020
First ‘Federal Territory’ in Russia Set Up on Site of 2014 Olympiad
Staunton, November 9 – When Vladimir Putin included a new category of administrative division of the country, “federal territories,” in his constitutional amendments, many feared that he would use it to undermine or even replace regions and republics with direct rule from Moscow (windowoneurasia2.blogspot.com/2020/07/amendment-allowing-for-federal.html and windowoneurasia2.blogspot.com/2020/07/federal-territories-amendment-threatens.html). Read more
Key Facts & Summary
- The Sykes-Picot agreement is a secret agreement signed on May 16, 1916, following the Franco-British negotiations that had been carried out between November 1915 and March 1916, (with the approval of the Russian Empire and the Kingdom of Italy).
- The agreement sought to divide the Middle East into several zones of influence that would benefit the French and British powers. The areas that would be affected were the Black Sea, the Mediterranean Sea, the Red Sea, the Indian Ocean, and the Caspian Sea.
- Such division of the Middle East was a result of the dismembering of the Ottoman Empire.
- The secret agreement was finally revealed to the general public only on November 23, 1917, in an article of Izvestia and Pravda.
- The Sykes-Picot agreement gained prominence and attributed certain events to the Allies during the First World War, later feeding the Arab and Islamist nationalist claims.
Thursday, November 5, 2020
Full Text of New KBR Study of Circassian Diaspora Now Available Online
Staunton, November 3 – The Internet has promoted not only connectivity among members of particular communities but it has made it possible for them to read otherwise inaccessible books by signing on to the Internet alone. This has become particularly important as print runs have fallen, prices have risen, and the ability to acquire physical books has declined. Read more
In the Footsteps of Sykes-Picot Agreement Consequences / When the Student Outshines the Master — Part 1
By: Adel Bashqawi
10 November, 2020