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.
The six things that the United States and Russia ought to do with regard to Syria.
Obama’s Syria policy failed because it did not anticipate provoking Iranian and Russian interventions.
Who are the Syrian Kurds?
The cost of letting US policy be determined primarily by the ambitions of Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Turkey.
Continuing violence in Syria is the most severe indictment of the international community’s ability to provide for peace and security.
Senior Obama administration officials were aware from 2012 that a war to overthrow Assad would inevitably become a sectarian bloodbath.
The root cause of radicalization is embedded in a nation’s internal socio-economic and political disorder.