Tribalism and other forces make ending the “caliphate” more complicated than it at first appears.
Turkey has expressed outrage that the U.S. is working with the Syrian Kurds against ISIS.
Turkey’s worries about Russia are again pushing it toward the West, and Israel’s gas reserves are giving the country new regional clout.
Ankara refuses to withdraw troops from northern Iraq.
The U.S.-backed alliance in Syria is still little more than Kurds and on-paper agreements with small Arab forces.
Chairman of the Joint Chiefs unveils new measures on trip to Kurdistan.
Sources suggest chlorine attacks against the Iraqi Army, and potentially more to come.
Regular readers know the answer: not very effective at all.
…and that may not be such a bad thing.
As Donald Trump takes the oath, an essay on the historical forces that have shaped this moment by Walter Russell Mead.
Clearly a lot of frustration for the outgoing American President has been stored up in the Russian psyche.
If the term “intellectual” only encompasses thinkers on the Left, then it is only natural that right-wing populists would turn it into a slur.
Paul Ryan will target $40 in private investment for every $1 his caucus approves in infrastructure spending.