A Vastly Changed Middle East


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Could the nation states of the region be on the verge of disintegration?

Kurds Declare Independence in Syria


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Kurds view the civil war as an opportunity to gain autonomy

Understanding Turkish PM Erdogan’s Racist Crack


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Erdoğan declared, “Kılıçdaroğlu is striving every bit he can to raise himself from the level of a black person to the level of a white man.”

The Kurds and the Future of Syria


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Obama’s failure to cultivate a democratic alternative to the Islamist-led Syrian rebels.

Free Syrian Army Now Fighting the Kurds


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The Kurds however may be a potential gamechanger. In North Africa, the Tuareg rebels were easily beaten by their former Islamist allies leading to the current disastrous situation in Mali. But the Kurds have generally been tougher and have a long experience of being fighters. The question is how will the PKK do against the Jihadists?

U.S. Double Standard Towards The Kurds


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Palestinian statehood: thumbs up; Kurdish independent state: thumbs down.

The Obama-Erdogan Alliance


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How the president is working to further the interests of Turkish Islamists.

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Wave of Attacks Hasten Fracture of Iraq


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Violence ahead of key summit indicates slow spiral back into the abyss of sectarian violence.

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A New Sect of Honor Killing Enthusiasts


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The gift of multiculturalism keeps on giving.

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The Pathology of Double Standards


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Why the international community lacks any moral legitimacy.

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