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.

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.


Turkey Enters the War Against the Islamic State

After months of indecision, Ankara has entered the fight in Syria. Can it turn the tide?


Are the Kurds carrying out a campaign of ethnic cleansing?

Diplomats and human rights workers claim that America’s closest ally in Iraq is engaged in a campaign of ethnic cleansing designed to push Arabs out of the future Kurdish state.

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