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IS prisoners in NE Syria: What we know

IS prisoners in NE Syria: What we know

The prospect that thousands of the world's most fanatic jihadists could break out in the chaos caused by Turkey's invasion of northeastern Syria is causing widespread alarm. The Kurdish administration guarding those suspected members of the Islamic State group is crumbling and their fate...

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For Syria Kurds, the end of autonomy?

For Syria Kurds, the end of autonomy?

After years of working towards autonomy, Syria's Kurds have been dropped by their US ally and forced to call in the Damascus regime to stem a six-day Turkish offensive. But as President Bashar al-Assad's forces deploy towards the northern border, is the Kurdish minority giving up on...

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U.S. Adversaries Will Exploit Washington Crises

U.S. Adversaries Will Exploit Washington Crises

Russian military specialists are flying to Venezuela, Iran is increasing its drone threats to Saudi Arabia, and Turkey is blustering about a new military operation in eastern Syria. Across the Middle East and among U.S. global adversaries, there is a desire to test the Trump administration in...

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Why the Syria's Kurdish Militia Can't Do What Washington Wants

Why the Syria's Kurdish Militia Can't Do What Washington Wants

Despite the defeat of the Islamic State, Washington justifies weaponizing and safeguarding the People’s Protection Units (YPG), which are the Syrian branch of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK). Washington officials do this because they think that the Kurdish-dominated YPG would be...

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