Why 20th century colonialism cannot save Syria

Why 20th century colonialism cannot save Syria
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I wouldn't necessarily disagree with you about the worse-than-bad prospects of new borders in Syria. But let us be clear, people have not been living together peacefully in the region for thousands of years. Under Ottoman rule many wars between the different sects and religions took place.
Furthermore, in contrast to Africa and India and Pakistan, where borders were drawn with the intent to create conflicts between the new states, a federal system could very well be the best solution in Syria for now. A consociational democracy is sometimes the best way of preparing a country for a full democracy.
Moreover, what's happening in the Middle East today, and particularly in the levant, isn't necessarily a consequent of the Sykes-Picot agreement, but rather an effect of the policies during the last fifty odd years.

Anonymous (not verified) Thu, 01/30/2014 - 09:00

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