Russia might be devising a unique workaround solution whereby it enters into a deal with the YPG to allow Moscow to ensure that the region doesn’t ever get any serious separatist notions.
During the phone talk with Turkish president Erdogan Trump allegedly gave his word that he would stop giving arms to the Syrian Kurds.
The foregoing discussions of Kurdistan and of Palestine owe a great deal (at least in spirit, if not to their precise details) to Hayek, rather than to any more Quixotian thinker.
If a “regime change” does indeed take place in Iraqi Kurdistan, whether by electoral or militant means, then it might throw all Barzani-era international contracts into question.
Damascus won’t negotiate with the Kurds until the Syrian Arab Army restores constitutional sovereignty to their occupied territories in the country’s northeast.
Iraq has most likely coordinated its response with its Turkish and Iranian neighbors, both of whom are confronting their own armed Kurdish separatists as well.
Moscow steadily works to replace the leadership void that the US is leaving in the “Greater Middle East”.
It’s very unlikely that Turkey would risk its relations with the US to buy Russian anti-aircraft missiles just to guard against non-existent threat.
If Damascus emerges victorious in the “Dash for Deir ez-Zor”, it has a chance to dismantle the illegal pro-American “federalized” entity on its territory.
The US is using its military forces to freeze the status quo and preserve all Kurdish gains east of the Euphrates.
Throughout the “civil war” (all of the terrorists are supported by external States) in Syria, which began – according to the official narrative – in 2011, the parties involved either on the side of current Syrian President Bashar al-Assad or on the side of the “Syrian revolution” (jihadists but with the […]
One of the most curious quirks of recent history is that self-proclaimed followers of the Cold War-era ideology of Marxism are on the upswing two and a half decades after the dissolution of the Soviet Union, and interestingly enough, they’re making on-the-ground progress in the Mideast of all places. This […]