A review of seven Mideast conflicts, each one ever more intractable.
Trump should not fall for the Turkish president’s public relations stunts.
Erdogan neglected alternative options that could have strengthened Turkey’s position — without sparking the ire of much of the international community.
Trump abandoning the Kurds will damage the U.S. and embolden its foes. It amounts to nothing less than treason.
Trump’s decision to withdraw forces from Syria and Afghanistan points only to his abdication of the US’ moral responsibility.
Terrorism, oil, the crisis in Iraq, the Syrian civil war and geopolitics all weigh against the birth of a new Kurdish state.
The Kurds’ quest for self-rule is potentially explosive. It puts them in the crosshairs of Iraq, Iran, Turkey, Russia and the United States.
With one military action, the new U.S. President has managed to thoroughly confound his fiercest supporters and critics.