Akdedian et al: State atrophy and the reconfiguration of borderlands in Syria and Iraq
Tags: papers, syria, iraq
- Akdedian, Harout, and Harith Hasan. “State Atrophy and the Reconfiguration of Borderlands in Syria and Iraq: Post-2011 Dynamics.” Political Geography 80 (June 2020): 102178. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.polgeo.2020.102178.
- As the state monopoly on violence is curtailed, a proliferation of insurgent groups arise
- Borders are the centers of contest
- It is the opportunity to reconfigure borders that givs rise to these conflicts
- Bismarck, Europe and Africa: The Berlin Africa conference 1884-1885 and the onset of partition
- Most issues commonly attributed to Sykes-Pikot are wrong, claims David Patel
- Patel, David Siddhartha. “Repartitioning the Sykes-Picot Middle East? Debunking Three Myths,” n.d., 10.
- Only south Iraq/Syria border and Jordanian/Iraq border remain Sykes Picot