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Turkey and Iran s Approach to the YPG A New
Turkey and Iran’s Approach to the YPG: A New Overlap of Interests?

Turkey should not expect other parties to understand and support responses to its own security threats. If Turkey enters...

Friday, September 13, 2019

YPG's Retaliation Against the Press Kurdistan 24 Case
YPG's Retaliation Against the Press: Kurdistan 24 Case

Since the launch of the Operation Claw by Turkey, the PKK has lost strategic hills in the Hakurk region, and the PKK has...

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Why the YPG Can t Fight Against Turkey
Why the YPG Can’t Fight Against Turkey

The YPG doesn’t have the experience of the rebels in Idlib who have fought for years against an enemy with air-power. The...

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Three Ways to Increase Security in Afrin
Three Ways to Increase Security in Afrin

There are three ways to improve security in Afrin: The cleansing of Tel Rifaat, a strong Turkish footprint model and the...

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Masquerading the YPG Will Not Improve Turkey-US Relations
Masquerading the YPG Will Not Improve Turkey-US Relations

If the U.S. wants to have any real change on the ground in order to step forward for the discussed safe zone, the U.S....

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

The Occupation of Deir Ezzor
The Occupation of Deir Ezzor

The frustration of the local Arab population in Deir Ezzor is grounded in the unequal share of oil incomes, arbitrary...

Friday, May 3, 2019

Will Turkey Launch a New Operation in the East of
Will Turkey Launch a New Operation in the East of the Euphrates?

If the U.S. isn’t going to address Turkey’s security concerns and since Turkey is being pushed from inside by the Turkish...

Friday, April 5, 2019

To Counter Turkey Saudi Arabia Backs the YPG in Syria
To Counter Turkey, Saudi Arabia Backs the YPG in Syria

Of all the Arabian Peninsula monarchies, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has received the most blame in Turkey for its...

Friday, March 29, 2019

Ending the Confusion over U S Withdrawal from Syria
Ending the Confusion over U.S. Withdrawal from Syria

Without admitting a policy failure, the U.S. will not be able to achieve meaningful cooperation with Turkey. That will...

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

The Unspoken Syrian Tribes in the Syrian Civil War
The Unspoken Syrian Tribes in the Syrian Civil War

While Turkey and the U.S. discuss a potential safe-zone in northern Syria, especially in the areas below the 20-mile line,...

Saturday, March 9, 2019

Is the US Going to Withdraw from Syria or Not
Is the US Going to Withdraw from Syria or Not?

The U.S. administration has been persuaded to leave a residual U.S. force (400 soldiers), which would certainly make SDF...

Friday, March 1, 2019

A Safe Zone in Northern Syria is a Must for
A Safe Zone in Northern Syria is a Must for Turkey

If the U.S. and Turkey can work together on establishing a safe zone in northern Syria with the goal of achieving...

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Protecting the YPG Should not be a Goal of the
Protecting the YPG Should not be a Goal of the US Withdrawal

Some argue that the U.S. should not abandon their allies on the ground and leave them to their fate, which would amount to...

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

US-Turkey Cooperation in Syria Requires Serious Strategy
US-Turkey Cooperation in Syria Requires Serious Strategy

Going forward, the central question will remain the same: what is the U.S. strategy in Syria? With or without U.S. troop...

Monday, January 7, 2019

Turkey's Syria Strategy after the US Withdrawal
Turkey's Syria Strategy after the US Withdrawal

Trump’s decision brought many opportunities to repair especially the U.S.’s wrong strategy of working with a terrorist...

Thursday, December 27, 2018

The Gulen question and Flynn s cooperation with Mueller
The Gulen question and Flynn’s cooperation with Mueller

The trial against Bajan Rafakan and Ekim Alptekin is set to begin in the U.S. on 11 February, 2019, which is directly...

Friday, December 21, 2018

Walking Through the Minefields in the US-Turkey Relationship
Walking Through the Minefields in the US-Turkey Relationship

The U.S.-Turkey relationship is going through interesting times, as both allies are willing to work through their...

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Has Turkey s Syria Policy Changed
Has Turkey’s Syria Policy Changed?

Turkey's policy of keeping and enlarging its military presence in Syria has two aims: Sustaining Turkey’s national...

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Ex-terrorists tell how children are forced into PKK
Ex-terrorists tell how children are forced into PKK

Confessions made by former terrorists who either escaped or were caught by security forces show how the PKK forces and...

Thursday, October 4, 2018

How Broken Deals in South Syria May Affect Northern Syria
How Broken Deals in South Syria May Affect Northern Syria

The YPG-dominated SDF may become frightened of how reliable their patron really is. It can be stated that the fear of the...

Thursday, July 19, 2018

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