James Barr

James Barr is the author of A Line In The Sand: Britain, France and the Struggle that shaped the Middle East. He is a visiting fellow at King's College London. 


The Arab Revolt: A war of unintended consequences

The centenary is a good opportunity to reflect on the unintended consequences of the Arab Revolt.

War & Conflict

Sykes-Picot is not to blame for Middle East's problems

Sykes-Picot is a symptom of the Middle East's fundamental problem, not its cause.