Ankara is aware of the ulterior motive behind Washington’s Kurdish policy: The US wants to use the YPG as leverage to have a stronger negotiating position in the period that will see the transition to democracy in Syria.
<i>The new administration does not really care about the future of the Turkish democracy. Ankara and Washington are still separated by the Kurdish question, but if this question cannot be resolved, it can be avoided.</i>
Recep Erdogan started his visit to the U.S. on May 16, during which he met with Donald Trump. [Read more]
If the Americans take Raqqa ... Russian victories, will be forced out of the public’s consciousness in the same way that the Europeans forget about the Soviet Union’s victory over Hitler.
Russia’s participation in the settlement of the Syrian conflict is acquiring a fundamentally new significance. The U.S. monopoly in the Middle East, with an emphasis on the Sunni monarchy, is being challenged.
The attacks in Paris led the principal candidates for the 2016 U.S. presidential election to put forward, in the days following Nov. 13, their plans for fighting the Islamic State — with good reason, because in little more than a year, one of them will be responsible for waging war on the terrorist group. Behind in [Read more]
The on-the-ground intervention is a partial contradiction of the inflexible line pursued by the White House, which has been careful — up to now — to not overly involve itself in the conflict.
Europe's refugee crisis is the result of a chess game with three players.
<i>A tragic error: The U.S. president is betraying the brave Kurds in return for help from the Turks in the fight against the Islamic State. Under Donald Trump, things would not be any better.</i>
In his masterpiece, "The Rebellion of the Masses," the famous Spanish philosopher and essayist José Ortega y Gasset [Read more]
Another victim of the unsteady situation in Iraq: the agreement made between the Kurds and Baghdad last December by which the Kurdistan Regional Government suspended its one-sided sale of oil.
As cited in the Financial Times, “The federal government withheld payments to Erbil soon after the deal began due to its [Read more]