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A line in the sand, by James Barr

James Barr’s A Line in the Sand: Britain, France and the Struggle That Shaped the Middle East is here reviewed by Ibrahim Hewitt in an interview by Stephen Sizer   Other reviews of James Barr’s book include: Max Hastings in the Sunday … Read more here 

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Britain’s legacy to the tortured Ottoman Empire

Selfish imperial agreements between Britain and France, combined with the publication of the contradictory Balfour Declaration of 1917, fuelled hostilities in the Middle East This article appeared in The Sunday Telegraph on 2 February 2013 Bad times ahead: Sir Edmund … Read more here 

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