From Sykes-Picot to "Islamic State": Imperialism's Bloody Wreckage
Date Written: 01/11/2014
Year Published: 2014
Resource Type: Article
Cx Number: CX18115
When the Jihadist group Islamic State (formerly known as ISIS) changed its name and declared the establishment of the Caliphate, it did so with the release of a promotional video entitled "The End of Sykes-Picot." This was a reference to the 1916 Sykes-Picot Agreement that marked the end of the Ottoman Empire and the establishment of two zones of influence, British and French.