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ISIS, Assad, and Turkey Are Waging a Shadow War on U.S. Allies in Syria

ISIS, Assad, and Turkey Are Waging a Shadow War on U.S. Allies in Syria

An enormous fire raged across several wheat fields outside this town on July 6. It was a dry summer day and dark smoke towered over the countryside as the flames spread across the farmland. Some locals watched in awe at the inferno. Others tried to fight back with shovels and rakes. They had...

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If Shamima Begum is to be prosecuted at home, the public must be told exactly how she was radicalised

If Shamima Begum is to be prosecuted at home, the public must be told exactly how she was radicalised

I have no sympathy towards Shamima Begum for joining Isis. However, I do have serious concerns as to how our society allowed this to happen. And as speculation grows over whether she will now be prosecuted at home – despite government commitments to strip her of her citizenship – that is...

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How likely are the Turks to attack northeast Syria?

How likely are the Turks to attack northeast Syria?

After 18 months of threats, Turkey's president warned Tuesday that his troops could attack Kurdish-held areas of northeast Syria "very soon". Why would Turkey lead such a cross-border incursion, what do Syria's Kurds want, and how is the United States -- an ally of both sides -- trying to...

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Don’t call them Syria’s child casualties. This is the slaughter of the innocents

Don’t call them Syria’s child casualties. This is the slaughter of the innocents

Murdered children are no longer news. International media coverage of the war in Afghanistan, where child deaths reached an all-time high last year, is sporadic at best. In Yemen it is estimated that at least 85,000 under-fives have died of starvation since 2015, a figure that numbs the mind....

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