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.
The US military never conducted an independent investigation into a 2019 bombing on the last Daesh holdout in Syria ordered by a classified special operations unit.
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.
While organised, armed opposition to Taliban rule in Afghanistan has largely ceased, the one exception is the local affiliate of the so-called Islamic State.
The existing terrorist threat is likely to evolve in a far different way from the one witnessed after the 9/11 attacks.
Daesh and related groups are increasingly recruiting and targeting children in the region around Niger's borders with Mali and Burkina Faso.
Increasing threats from Daesh-K could bring about greater cooperation not only between the Taliban and Washington, but also between the new Afghan administration and other countries.
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