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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

What if the US and Turkey Agree on Manbij
What if the US and Turkey Agree on Manbij?

Turkey's low-profile operation in northern Iraq against the terrorist organization, the PKK, illustrates that Ankara has...

Monday, June 4, 2018

The PKK s Exploitation of Women Assumptions vs Realities
The PKK’s Exploitation of Women: Assumptions vs. Realities

Although listed as a terror group by many Western states and Western-based institutions such as NATO and the European...

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Does Pentagon s 2019 Budget Deny Trump s Latest Syria
Does Pentagon’s 2019 Budget Deny Trump’s Latest Syria Statement?

The Pentagon’s agenda for Syria lacks strategic guidance and it is short-sighted and single-minded as it prioritizes the...

Monday, April 9, 2018

Astana Round 2 Erdogan Putin Rouhani commit to Syrian territorial
Astana Round 2 – Erdogan, Putin, Rouhani commit to Syrian territorial integrity

While combat begins to ease, the military makeup of the Astana Process may begin to resemble one of political dialogue...

Friday, April 6, 2018

What America First May Mean for the Middle East
What “America First” May Mean for the Middle East

During the campaign, Trump had benefited immensely from his tough talk on Daesh while criticizing the Iraq war (albeit...

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

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