Turkey, Israel and Syria have been playing a complex tightrope act balancing their international ties and commitments, while keeping a wary eye on Russia’s imperialistic designs.
Syria’s announcement of its first COVID-19 case highlights the public health threat posed by war zones that produce millions of refugees and displaced persons.
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.