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Tony Blinken Has Fumbled ‘Khashoggi Ban’ Sanctions
03/04/2021
Tony Blinken Has Fumbled ‘Khashoggi Ban’ Sanctions

Tony Blinken Has Fumbled ‘Khashoggi Ban’ Sanctions

Anthony Blinken fears cutting ties with the crown prince because the king’s dementia renders him unfit for the rigors of rule. Prince Mohammed bin Salman may be odious, but Saudi Arabia has no other ruler.

Biden’s decision to strike Iran’s proxies is a good start
02/28/2021
Biden’s decision to strike Iran’s proxies is a good start

Biden’s decision to strike Iran’s proxies is a good start

The U.S. strike targeting Ketaib Hezbollah and Ketaib Sayyid al-Shuhada is a welcome and measured response, one that balances the need to respond to Iranian proxy attacks while ensuring that countries like Iraq do not become engulfed in widespread violence and instability.

‘I’m fine with this’: FB exec’s callous reply
02/27/2021
‘I’m fine with this’: FB exec’s callous reply

‘I’m fine with this’: FB exec’s callous reply

Sheryl Sandberg and other top Facebook execs silenced a Kurdish group at the request of the Turkish government in a bid to protect its business in 2018, according to a new report.

Turkish-Iranian rivalry heats up over Mosul
02/26/2021
Turkish-Iranian rivalry heats up over Mosul

Turkish-Iranian rivalry heats up over Mosul

Turkey’s increasing focus on Iraq’s Sinjar region is linked to a broader rivalry with Iran for influence over Mosul.

Why Turkey should stay out of Sinjar
02/26/2021
Why Turkey should stay out of Sinjar

Why Turkey should stay out of Sinjar

European governments should clearly communicate their opposition to a potential Turkish military incursion into Sinjar, which would undermine the government in Baghdad while failing to remove the PKK from the area

West-East dilemma closes in on Erdogan
02/25/2021
West-East dilemma closes in on Erdogan

West-East dilemma closes in on Erdogan

As Erdogan teeters between the West and the Russia-China axis, it will be his goal of securing his political future at home that determines which direction he takes.

SDF commander calls for Syrian Kurdish parties to overcome differences | Ahval
02/24/2021
SDF commander calls for Syrian Kurdish parties to overcome differences | Ahval

SDF commander calls for Syrian Kurdish parties to overcome differences | Ahval

Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) Commander in Chief Mazloum Abdi said that Kurdish parties must overcome their differences in deciding what a future Kurdish administration will look like in northeastern Syria, North Press Agency (NPA) reported on Saturday.

Turkey’s Syria strategy in doubt after US policy shift
02/24/2021
Turkey’s Syria strategy in doubt after US policy shift

Turkey’s Syria strategy in doubt after US policy shift

ANKARA: The US announcement that it will focus on fighting Daesh remnants in Syria rather than guarding oil fields in the region could force Turkey to rethink its strategy in the war-wracked country, analysts believe. In a break from the Trump-era policy, Pentagon spokesman John Kirby on Tuesday sai...

Op Ed: Will Biden’s Middle East Policy Fail like Previous Obama/Biden Administration? | Save The West
02/24/2021
Op Ed: Will Biden’s Middle East Policy Fail like Previous Obama/Biden Administration? | Save The West

Op Ed: Will Biden’s Middle East Policy Fail like Previous Obama/Biden Administration? | Save The West

Home Rachel Avraham Op Ed: Will Biden’s Middle East Policy Fail like Previous Obama/Biden... ContributorsRachel Avraham Op Ed: Will Biden’s Middle East Policy Fail like Previous Obama/Biden Administration? By Guest Editorial - February 22, 2021 62 0 Facebook Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp . By Rache...

14th convoy in 2021 | 45 military vehicles of International Coalition head to military bases in NE Syria • The Syrian Ob...
02/24/2021
14th convoy in 2021 | 45 military vehicles of International Coalition head to military bases in NE Syria • The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

14th convoy in 2021 | 45 military vehicles of International Coalition head to military bases in NE Syria • The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights has monitored the entry of a military convoy of American forces via Al-Walid border crossing with the Kurdistan region of Iraq into the NE regions of Syria. The convoy consisted of 45 vehicles, fuel tanks and closed trucks loaded with logistical and military m...

Rocket attack on US embassy in Baghdad
02/23/2021
Rocket attack on US embassy in Baghdad

Rocket attack on US embassy in Baghdad

Monday’s assault marked the third time in eight days that US, or Iraqi facilities where Americans are stationed, have been hit.

Joe Biden: America is back—includes commitment to fight ISIS
02/20/2021
Joe Biden: America is back—includes commitment to fight ISIS

Joe Biden: America is back—includes commitment to fight ISIS

Biden’s statement at the 2021 Virtual Munich Security Conference signaled that he was not looking to make any further US troop reductions in the fight against ISIS in Iraq and Syria.

https://www.memri.org/reports/under-emerging-turkey-pakistan-strategic-alliance-pakistan-may-provide-turkey-nuclear?fbcl...
02/18/2021
Under The Emerging Turkey-Pakistan Strategic Alliance, Pakistan May Provide Turkey With Nuclear Weapons Capabilities

https://www.memri.org/reports/under-emerging-turkey-pakistan-strategic-alliance-pakistan-may-provide-turkey-nuclear?fbclid=IwAR3GNZddSwK0FKCtK9riva1Dm__lVkrM-a3BWn-73GZFAUXCceyMCKMGI3U

Introduction This paper examines increasing concerns over the Turkish-Pakistani strategic partnership in recent years, especially regarding the likelihood that rogue elements i Introduction

The Women Who Helped Topple the Caliphate
02/17/2021
The Women Who Helped Topple the Caliphate

The Women Who Helped Topple the Caliphate

“The Daughters of Kobani” chronicles the female Kurdish fighters who battled terrorists, fought for equality, and then got stabbed in the back.

Iraqi Kurdish court sentences journalists Sherwani Sherwani and Guhdar Zebari to 6 years in jail - Committee to Protect ...
02/17/2021
Iraqi Kurdish court sentences journalists Sherwani Sherwani and Guhdar Zebari to 6 years in jail - Committee to Protect Journalists

Iraqi Kurdish court sentences journalists Sherwani Sherwani and Guhdar Zebari to 6 years in jail - Committee to Protect Journalists

New York, February 16, 2021 – In response to today’s sentencing of Iraqi Kurdish freelance journalists Sherwan Amin Sherwani and Guhdar Zebari to six years each in jail, the Committee to Protect Journalists issued the following statement: “Today’s sentencing of journalists Sherwan Amin Sherw...

Footage from prison camp attacked by the Turkish army in Gare
02/16/2021
Footage from prison camp attacked by the Turkish army in Gare

Footage from prison camp attacked by the Turkish army in Gare

The online portal Gerîla TV has published footage from the detention center in Gare, which was attacked by the Turkish army from the air and on the ground. Shots can be heard in the video.The com...

Kurds are More Deserving of Terror Delisting than Houthis
02/13/2021
Kurds are More Deserving of Terror Delisting than Houthis

Kurds are More Deserving of Terror Delisting than Houthis

Secretary of State Antony Blinken today announced the revocation of the terror designation of Ansarallah, the main Houthi organization in Yemen. “The revocations are intended to ensure that relevant U.S. policies do not impede assistance to those already suffering what has been called the world’...

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My lectures on Afrin in the US: https://www.facebook.com/events/524637031638901/
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Case of the detained Kurdish leader Salahadin Demirtash in EU Parliament by Kati Piri