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The Kurds’ Proxy Trap

Will the Kurds’ proxy fight against ISIS work against their national aspirations in the long run?

Middle East
Israel and the Kurds: Love by Proxy

The asymmetrical but rewarding relationship between two Middle East minority nations.

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Israel-Turkey-Kurdish Oil Deal Points to Possible Alliance

Reports that Israel is buying Kurdish oil shipped through Turkey raise some interesting possibilities for a lasting alliance in a chronically unstable region.

The Kurdish Question
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The Elephant in the Room

Across the Middle East, Kurdish politics are growing more assertive and self-confident. The status quo is increasingly untenable, but the United States appears to have no game plan.

Will the Kurds Get Their Way?

The rising prospect of Kurdish independence, with Iraqi Kurdistan as its epicenter, portends major disruptions in Southwest Asia and beyond.

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Crude Economics

OPEC and co. hardly have a choice in the matter.

Asia's Game of Thrones

China is moving closer to replacing the United States as a key Pakistani ally.

The Future

Here’s some fodder for your next dinner party.

Psy-ops

Hint: It involves leaflets, psy-ops, and calls from Mom.

Libyan Afterparty

America’s top general in Africa has confirmed that Russia is up to new tricks in Libya.

EDTECH

As if holding back America’s schools wasn’t enough….

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