To help better understand one of the most controversial agreements ever made, Team Tell History has put together a timeline for some key events surrounding the Sykes-Picot Agreement.
Karin Kneissl looks back to the drawing of states in the Middle East in the first quarter of the 20th century and identifies oil as the key factor setting national borders. Looking forward, she believes that Asian interests will determine the political landscape of the region.
Storyteller: Karin Kneissl
Date of Story: 24 April, 1920
Location of Story: San Remo, Italy
Location: Vienna, Austria
Date: 4 May, 2016
Attorney Inder Comar talks about his experience meeting refugees living in Jordan who were displaced by the Iraq War. He made the trip to visit Sundus Shaker Saleh, who was lead plaintiff in a class action lawsuit accusing members of the Bush Administration of crimes of aggression against the Iraqi people.
Storyteller: Inder Comar
Date of Story: May, 2013
Location of Story: Amman, Jordan
Location: San Francisco, CA, U.S.A.
Date: 11 April, 2016