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Kurds

Syria

In the search for effective proxies in Syria, the U.S. has found the Kurdish YPG militia to be the best bet. It may be the...
Turkey

Two of America’s illiberal allies in the Muslim world have just received expressions of support from President Trump. He rolled out the red carpet at...
deterrence

In the history of naïve statements, few will stand the test of time like that uttered by President Barack Obama at his first address to...
ISIS

Every victory in the war against terrorism brings with it a trove of intelligence. Almost 15 years ago, when Israeli forces moved in on Yasir...
Mosul

As Iraqi and Iraqi Kurdish forces close in on Mosul, the realization is dawning on policymakers in the United States and abroad that Mosul’s liberation...
iraq

As Iraqi forces and Iraqi Kurdish peshmerga press on in Mosul, concerns about the day after run deep. Mosul, after all, is a largely Sunni...
Kurds

Among supporters of the Syrian opposition, there is increasing cynicism (if not occasional disdain) toward the People’s Protection Units, better known by their Kurdish acronym...
kurds

Furious that U.S. envoy Brett McGurk held a meeting inside “Rojava,” the entity which Syrian Kurds administer in northern and northeastern Syria, President Recep Tayyip...
Kurds

It has become conventional wisdom in American policy circles that Iraq’s Kurds may be among the most pro-American people in the Middle East. And while...
New York Times

I had written here yesterday with regard to an op-ed which a public relations firm placed in the name of Kemal Kirkuki, a senior member...
Kurds

Yesterday, the New York Times published an op-ed entitled “The West’s Best Ally Against the ISIS” by Kemal Kirkuki whom it identified as “a commander...
Iraq

Senator Marco Rubio has made national security a major pillar of his campaign. He has been a staunch opponent of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of...