Jordan/Syria border refugee camp

Opinion

Is This the End of Sykes-Picot?

May 20, 2014, F. Gregory Gause, III

Gregory Gause says Syria, Iraq and Lebanon are devolving into “quasi-states” that—despite fragile governance within their borders—are not going to have their borders changed. Gause says the entities created by Sykes-Picot have remarkable staying power, most importantly because no international power is interested in redrawing borders or recognizing the redrawing of borders.