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Kurdistan news and analysis from The Nation
July 6, 2016
The Istanbul Terror Attack May Force a Reckoning in Turkey’s Foreign Policy
Ankara has already patched up relations with Israel and Russia—and Washington could be next.
May 18, 2016
Iraqi Kurdish Leader Calls for Redrawing Regional Borders—And Attacks Fellow Kurds
Massoud Barzani praises Turkey’s authoritarian leader but has harsh words for the Turkish PKK and its Syrian Kurdish offshoot.
March 9, 2016
Turkey Is Fighting a Dirty War Against Its Own Kurdish Population
A report from behind the lines, as PKK rebels resist a ferocious government campaign to crush their uprising.
October 29, 2015
Ahead of Elections, Turkey’s Left Is Under Attack
As Erdogan’s war on the Kurdish minority expands to include the entire opposition, what started as solidarity between the Turkish and the Kurdish left has now become two fronts in the same war.
Anna Lekas Miller
October 29, 2015
Turkey Has Its Own Ben Carson, and the Bad News Is That He’s Already President
With Syria’s civil war to its south and renewed conflict in Kurdistan, Turkey faces growing instability. But perhaps the greatest threat is a Putin-style autocracy.
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September 30, 2015
Is Turkey Returning to Civil War?
The cease-fire between the government and the Kurdish PKK has broken down, with increasing repression of the media and opposition political activists.
August 6, 2015
Turkey Is Making the Kurds’ Fight Against ISIS Impossible
Turkey’s president has not only managed to weaken US support for its Kurdish allies, but his war is dividing the Kurdish front.
June 26, 2015
Are Leftist, Feminist Kurds About to Deliver the Coup de Grâce to ISIL in Syria?
We may very well see the faux caliph chased from his capital by feminist socialists.
April 6, 2015
How the War With ISIS Has Exposed Kurdistan’s Internal Divisions
The West’s favorite Iraq “success story,” the Kurdish region is actually plagued with corruption and nepotism.
October 16, 2014
Seven Worst-Case Scenarios In the Battle With the Islamic State
The US is at war in the Middle East, again. What could possibly go wrong?
Peter Van Buren