The troubling legacy of the Sykes-Picot Agreement is not just a by-gone memory but rather a haunting spirit for the peoples of the Middle East. The real actors of the region are still denied the capacity to decide their own future. In the midst of local and international political and military rivalry, Sykes-Picot remains an undying symbol of Western imperialism in the Middle East. The New Turkey investigated the current repercussions of this troubling legacy through articles by Prof. Muhittin Ataman, Prof. Berdal Aral and Assist. Prof. Talha Köse.