A Murder in Ankara
The assassination of Russia’s Ambassador is likely to have far-reaching implications for the U.S.-Turkey relationship.
Erdogan Ups the Ante
Erdogan’s authoritarian surge has now kicked into overdrive with the arrests of opposition members of parliament.
A Post-ISIS Recovery Plan for Syria
Recognizing and supporting a provisional government in opposition-controlled Syria could cool down the conflict while keeping pressure on Assad.
The Raqqa Imperative
The United States and its allies against the Islamic State face a major choice in its next target: the Iraqi city of Mosul, or the IS “capital” of Raqqa.
A U.S. Blueprint for Syria
Why does Russia always seem to be a step ahead of the U.S. in Syria? The answer is simple: Moscow knows exactly what it wants, and the U.S. doesn’t.
An Unnecessary Crisis
Some guesses as to what exactly transpired in this week’s high-stakes standoff between Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Vladimir Putin.
From Sinjar to Paris and Back
Successes in the campaign against IS in Iraq and Syria are creating opportunities for the United States to shift the momentum of the conflict.