RSS

Tag Archive | "Kurdistan"

What awaits Syria at the Astana talks?

By Andrew KORYBKO (USA)

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

0 Comments

What awaits Syria at the Astana talks?

The Russian-Iranian-Turkish Tripartite is preparing to mediate a new round of intra-Syrian talks in Astana sometime soon, and President Assad just announced that he is ready to negotiate on “everything” provided that the process follows the legal mechanisms laid out in the Syrian Constitution. Australian professor and prominent Syrian activist Tim Anderson is correct when […]

Continue reading...

Political Uncertainty In Post-Daesh Iraq

By Andrew KORYBKO (USA) & Hamsa HADDAD (Syria)

Monday, January 9, 2017

1 Comment

Political Uncertainty In Post-Daesh Iraq

The political future of Iraq is uncertain because of the intensified domestic splits between its constituent Shiite, Sunni, and Kurdish communities which were exacerbated by Daesh over the past couple of years. Post-2003 Iraq has been continually plagued by communal violence, but never before had each of its three communities been so divided from one […]

Continue reading...

Regional War Looms As “Kurdistan” Cross The Euphrates

By Andrew KORYBKO (USA)

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

11 Comments

Regional War Looms As “Kurdistan” Cross The Euphrates

Dismissed by some as a “non-event” back when it was first declared in mid-March, the self-proclaimed and Kurdish-led “Rojava – Northern Syria Democratic Federal System” is cancerously spreading across the Euphrates and linking up with YPG-occupied territory in the northwest of Syria. Unconstitutional political aspirants in that part of the country just announced that liberated […]

Continue reading...

Kosovo is not Serbia’s Kurdistan, but Balkan’s IS/Daesh

By Elena BEKIC (Serbia)

Monday, March 28, 2016

8 Comments

Kosovo is not Serbia’s Kurdistan, but Balkan’s IS/Daesh

In the article “Kurdistan – Turkey’s Kosovo” Prof. Sotirović compared different aspects of Turkish Kurdistan case to the Kosovo one, found some parallels and pointed out Turkey’s hypocrisy. While Prof. Sotirović is right in his assessment that Turkey is hypocritical to say at least, he failed to expose the fundamental differences between Kurdistan and Kosovo. […]

Continue reading...

Kurdistan – Turkey’s Kosovo

By Vladislav SOTIROVIC (Serbia)

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

8 Comments

Kurdistan – Turkey’s Kosovo

A blast caused by a suicide car bombing hit the centre of Ankara on Sunday evening (March 13th, 2016) resulting in over a hundred casualties. The Turkish authorities were very quick to announce the identity of the suicide person: a Kurdish woman in close relation with the Kurdistan Workers Party. Nevertheless, this terror act in […]

Continue reading...

Erdogan’s Manual for Terrorising Kurds

By ORIENTAL REVIEW

Thursday, February 25, 2016

1 Comment

Erdogan’s Manual for Terrorising Kurds

The recent terrorist attack in Ankara nearby a military headquarters was used by president Erdogan as another pretext to put the blame on Kurdish armed groups operating in Syria and inside Turkey. In the wink of eye Turkey’s security forces announced the name of the suspect who happened to be a Syrian citizen closely tied […]

Continue reading...

Why’s The US Hanging Turkey Out To Dry?

By Andrew KORYBKO (USA)

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

41 Comments

Why’s The US Hanging Turkey Out To Dry?

Turkey’s shooting down of the Russian anti-ISIL aircraft was an unprecedentedly direct aggression against Moscow that trumps even the tense and hostile militarism of the Old Cold War era. The world stands on edge in the immediate aftermath of this attack, with tabloid-esque commentators warning that the beginning of World War III awaits. President Putin, […]

Continue reading...

“The New Middle East”: Russian Style (III)

By Andrew KORYBKO (USA)

Saturday, October 10, 2015

2 Comments

“The New Middle East”: Russian Style (III)

(Please read Part I, Part IIA and Part IIB before this article) Barely anything is certain in life, but if there’s one thing that geopolitical observers can most surely expect, it’s that the US will fiendishly find a way to pay Russia back for the sudden reversal that Moscow’s inflicted upon its strategic fortunes in […]

Continue reading...

“The New Middle East”: Russian Style (IIB)

By Andrew KORYBKO (USA)

Friday, October 9, 2015

13 Comments

“The New Middle East”: Russian Style (IIB)

(Please read previous section before this article)   This section examines how and why the two formerly most stable states in the Mideast (at least according to conventional Western understanding) have become the ones facing the greatest prospects of full-scale destabilization: The Saudis Are Running Scared Biting The Russian Hand: The combined effect of the […]

Continue reading...

“The New Middle East”: Russian Style (IIA)

By Andrew KORYBKO (USA)

Thursday, October 8, 2015

1 Comment

“The New Middle East”: Russian Style (IIA)

(Please read Part I before this article) The first part of the article touched upon the defining elements that constitute the paradigm shift created by the Coalition of the Righteous (COR), so it’s time to examine the geopolitical consequences of this game-changing development. Each observation deals either with an analyzed observation or a forecasted scenario, […]

Continue reading...

Strategic scenarios surrounding prolonged Kurdish insurgency in Turkey (II)

By Andrew KORYBKO (USA)

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

3 Comments

Strategic scenarios surrounding prolonged Kurdish insurgency in Turkey (II)

(Please read Part I before this article) Strategic Scenarios Having grasped an understanding of the geostrategic imperatives motivating the four main state actors most directly involved in and affected by the Kurdish insurgency, it’s now time to put everything together in forecasting a few of the most likely scenarios that this explosive mix can result […]

Continue reading...

Strategic scenarios surrounding prolonged Kurdish insurgency in Turkey (I)

By Andrew KORYBKO (USA)

Monday, August 10, 2015

24 Comments

Strategic scenarios surrounding prolonged Kurdish insurgency in Turkey (I)

Erdogan’s War on the Kurds has opened up yet another Pandora’s Box in the Mideast, with it looking ever more likely that the current conflict isn’t just a flash in the pan, but rather the first stages of a protracted campaign by both sides. The first part of the article argues that this is indeed […]

Continue reading...