Kyle Orton

Kyle Orton

Kyle Orton is a researcher focused on the Syrian conflict. He tweets @KyleWOrton
Will Turkey and the US overcome their Disagreements over Syria

Will Turkey and the US overcome their Disagreements over Syria?

October 1, 2019
If the U.S. withdraws from Syria under a deal to let the Turks in, it could significantly mend US-Turkey relations; without a deal, Erdogan could still get what he wants but there would be much less political windfall to the alliance.
Does Quadruple Talk in Istanbul Signal Peace for Syria

Does Quadruple Talk in Istanbul Signal Peace for Syria?

October 27, 2018
One way to prevent a regime coalition offensive in Idlib would be if the U.S. stepped in. If the U.S. could come to a more balanced position between Turkey and the PKK it could allow for a so-called “NATO zone” that would put nearly half the country out of reach of the pro-Assad coalition, and place Turkey’s territorial holdings in Syria under the political protection, if not the military protection, of the United States.