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Kurds news and analysis from The Nation
May 13, 2021
Time for Mutiny Over Turkey’s Bounties on Kurdish Leaders
Why is the Biden administration blindly following Donald Trump’s policy of propping up Turkey’s authoritarian president?
February 18, 2020
Is This the End of Rojava?
The Kurdish region of northeast Syria was autonomous for seven years, but had to ask the Syrian government for protection after an invasion by Turkey.
Chris Den Hond
November 11, 2019
Turkey’s Other Weapon Against the Kurds: Water
In times of conflict, war, and climate change, hydropower is state power.
October 21, 2019
Will US Military Leaders Ever Stand up to Trump?
America needs more vocal military leaders like Smedley Butler to drown out the silence of people like former defense secretary James Mattis.
October 21, 2019
There Was a Smart, Progressive Way to Withdraw From Syria
Representative Ro Khanna explains how the president’s disregard for diplomacy has failed the Kurds and prospects for real and lasting peace.
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October 18, 2019
Trump’s Support May Be Dwindling, but His Assault on Regulations Continues
The administration is planning to sabotage environmental oversight on public lands, privatize elements of the national park system, and stall the replacement of contaminated drinking-water pipelines.
October 15, 2019
Give Us One Debate About War and Peace
We need to know what the candidates think about the global chaos of undeclared wars, ill-defined missions, and the abandonment of those missions in places like Syria.
October 11, 2019
Our Maniac in the White House: Tales of Woe and Resistance
Trump is inflicting enormous damage with his great and unmatched idiocy. But California continues to dance to its own tune, with a raft of progressive legislation.
October 9, 2019
Trump’s Erratic Syria Policy Deserves No Anti-Imperialist’s Cheers
The Middle East mess requires diplomacy, not Trump’s green-lighting of Turkish aggression.
October 8, 2019
Trump’s Syria Pullout Will Destroy the Middle East’s Only Woman-Led Democracy
Betraying Kurdish forces will threaten a thriving model of governance and empower ISIS all over again.