Turkey’s Kurdish Guerrillas Are Ready for War

With peace negotiations in tatters, the insurgency's leaders are preparing for a long and bloody conflict against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s government.


Iraq Is Not a Lost Cause

A senior U.S. official recently said that my country might need to be partitioned. He couldn’t be more wrong.


Forget Sykes-Picot. It’s the Treaty of Sèvres That Explains the Modern Middle East.

Ninety-five years ago today, Europe carved up the Ottoman empire. That treaty barely lasted a year, but we're feeling its aftershocks today.


Jabhat al-Nusra Abandons Fight North of Aleppo as Turkey and U.S. Plot ‘Safe Zone’

The al Qaeda affiliate's withdrawal is the latest development in a shifting balance of power in northwestern Syria.

Shadow Government

Turkey’s Two-Faced Deal

The new agreement between Ankara and Washington is just a smokescreen for the latest campaign against the Kurds.


The Sultan of Swing’s Dangerous Gamble

It appears Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is taking his country to war in order to win an election. It could be the biggest miscalculation of his political career.


Has the U.S. Just Sold Out the Kurds?

The most effective ground force against the Islamic State could become collateral damage under a U.S. deal with Turkey.

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