Washington and Ankara can work together with an independent Arab entity to help cut off Daesh’s support base and limit the YPG.
Shifting geopolitical tides and security priorities have strained the once-close ties between Algiers and Washington.
US-Iran geopolitical challenges and a dysfunctional Iraqi government mean the country is teetering on a precarious edge.
Maintaining the tenuous peace in the multi-ethnic city of Kirkuk will require a nuanced approach as part of a wider strategy to counter Daesh.
While the Kurdish region of Iraq is known to be relatively stable and prosperous compared to the rest of the country, economic and political woes are pushing Kurds to take the perilous journey to Europe in large numbers.
Washington’s ill-planned approach strengthened the Taliban insurgency. Now, Kabul risks doing the same to Daesh-K.
The impunity enjoyed by the militias and continued collective punishment against Sunnis can only lead to civil war.
The people of northeast Syria are being forced to fight in a battle they say they didn’t choose.
Kabul is hesitant to antagonise the “Pakistani Taliban” lest it supports the self-styled caliphate, yet the same group poses a threat to Islamabad.
Sami Jasim had been hiding out in northwestern Syria and Turkish intelligence had been key to his capture, says Reuters news agency, citing multiple sources.
Dozens of people were murdered in the notorious refugee camp where families of Daesh members are being held.
The blast targeted a vehicle of the border police, which is now run by the Taliban, killing five people, including two civilians, among them a child, witnesses said.
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