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Potstirrer Podcast

Where politics, religion and history collide - and it's not always polite!


Sep 20, 2020

CONTENT WARNING: The following episode includes discussion of violent themes, specifically war and genocide. Listener discretion is advised.

This multi-episode series is about the history of relations between the United States and the Middle East, including both US foreign policy and the Middle Eastern immigrant experience. In this episode, Jaye discusses the decline and fall of the Ottoman Empire, including World War I and the Sykes-Picot Agreement, which set into motion the partition of the Middle East after the war. How is the decline of the Ottoman Empire a cautionary tale of the dangers of nationalism? Also, how did Sykes-Picot affect relations between the Middle East and the West for decades to come?

Middle East under Ottoman control:

Ottoman Middle East

Sykes-Picot Agreement:


Middle East Partition (Conference of San Remo):

San Remo

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