Conferences: In-Depth Reports

Russian Policy in the Middle East

Alexey Drobinin is a Minister-Counselor at the Embassy of the Russian Federation in Israel. He gives an analysis of Russian policy in the Middle East. Read More »

Turkish Foreign Policy and the Specter of Sykes-Picot

Strategic and Geopolitical Aspects of the Sykes-Picot Agreement

Brig.-Gen. (res.) Yossi Kuperwasser, Director of the Project on Regional Middle East Developments at the Jerusalem Center discusses strategic and geopolitical aspects of the Sykes-Picot agrement. Read More »

League of Nations Mandates and Subsequent Nation State Borders

Prof. Eugene Kontorovich
Northwestern University School of Law.
Teaching: Federal Courts; Constitutional Law; Constitutional Law Colloquium; Universal Jurisdiction seminar; International Law Colloquium. Read More »

What’s the history of the Egypt-Israel Border ?

Professor Ruth Lapidoth, Senior Researcher at the Jerusalem Institute for Israel Studies and Professor Emeritus of International Law at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem addresses the legal aspects of Sykes-Picot Agreement. Read More »

Earthquakes of the Middle East

Col. (ret.) Dr. Jacques Neriah, senior fellow at the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs and Former Deputy Head for Assessment of Israeli Military Intelligence discusses the history and ongoing repercussions of the Sykes-Picot agreement, and the modern political unrest in the Middle East across border lines, such as the influence of ISIS and the war in Syria. Read More »

Sykes-Picot Agreement: The French Perspective

Dr. Richard Rossin, Former Head of the European Academy of Geopolitics, on the French historical perspective of Sykes-Picot’s legacy. Read More »

How the Middle East Views Sykes-Picot: Then and Now

Professor Efraim Karsh of King’s College, London subverts the established narrative of Sykes-Picot, explaining how French and British interventions led to pan-Arab nationalist movements. Read More »

Sykes-Picot: An Obstacle to the Jewish State: Dr. Martin Kramer

President of Shalem College, Dr. Martin Kramer, reveals how Sykes-Picot was an obstacle to the creation of the Jewish state and the Zionist dream. Read More »

Sykes-Picot Conference: Opening Remarks. Amb. Freddy Eytan and Prof Shlomo Avineri

Ambassador Freddy Eytan introduces Professor Shlomo Avineri of Hebrew University on the historical legacy of Sykes-Picot. Read More »

Sykes-Picot Conference: Welcome and Opening Remarks

Sykes Picot Conference opening remarks by Director General of the Jerusalem Center, Chaya Herskovic; Ambassador Freddy Eytan; and Dr. Michael Borchard of Konrad-Adenauer-Stifung Israel. Read More »

Dore Gold: Should Israel Move Forward with an Arrangement with the Palestinians?

UN Conference: Incitement to Terror and Violence – New Challenges, New Responses. Part 1

Dennis Ross at Jerusalem Center Conference

Deception: The Palestinian Authority’s Public Commitments and Its Actual Activities and Messages