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Reader comment on item: The "Shocking Document" that Shaped the Middle East Turns 100

Submitted by Stuart Schoenberger (United States), Dec 16, 2016 at 13:05

I have read numerous books, many of recent vintage, on this treaty and the period. Your column captures the period and problem. Well done. The likelihood that the major powers will leave the area alone is unlikely if not for the reason that the minor players have an interest in seeing their goals triumph by playing off the larger against their immediate opponents, as well as against the major.

My question to you is what type of states do you see as emerging and who are the players and losers in the short and long term.


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Daniel Pipes replies:

That is a lot to predict: all I dare hazard is that the borders and even some states created about 100 years ago are still ver much in flux.

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