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FPC Briefing: IS, Regional Security and the End of Sykes-Picot

Article by Dr Stephen Royle

August 20, 2014

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In this briefing paper Dr Simon Mabon and Dr Stephen Royle examine the rise of the so-called ‘Islamic State’ or IS group in Syria and Iraq. They explore roots of sovereignty in the region and possible approaches for regional actors and the international community to take in combating the threat posed by IS.

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