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Special Report on The Arab World

Special Report on The Arab World

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The war within

The clash within a civilisation

A hundred years after the Sykes-Picot agreement carved up the Ottoman empire, a new Arab history is being written in blood. Anton La Guardia examines the failures of the region's states

 

  • Sykes-Picot and its aftermath: Unintended consequences
  • The nature of the state: Mamluks and maliks
  • The Economy: Black gold, white gold
  • Religion: The new strife
  • Religious subdivisions: Which Islam?
  • Foreign intervention: From Beirut to Baghdad
  • Israel and Palestine: Israel's villa in the jungle
  • The future: What is the Arabic for democracy?

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