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November 15, 2015
France Should Stop Listening to Saudi Arabia on Syria
ISIS is the most urgent threat to the West stemming from the Syrian war and must be destroyed. Assad’s murderous dictatorship can be dealt with next.
November 4, 2015
Turkey’s President Gets His Majority—at a Terrible Price
To reverse his fortune at the polls, Erdogan reignited Turkey’s war with the Kurds, stood silent while mobs attacked his opponents, and unilaterally altered the constitutional role of his office.
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.
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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
September 10, 2014
From Schools to Shelters in Iraqi Kurdistan
Yazidi refugees now sleep in classrooms, hallways and the courtyards of facilities intended for children’s education. What happens when school starts?
Foreign Policy In Focus
June 23, 2014
In Northern Iraq, Kurds Mobilize for War Against ISIS
“Of course we are proud to be in the fight. Kirkuk is our city.”