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The Crisis is Coming: Syria and the End of the U.S.-Turkish Alliance - War on the Rocks

The Crisis is Coming: Syria and the End of the U.S.-Turkish Alliance - War on the Rocks

Warontherocks - 2019-08-05 11:09

The Crisis is Coming: Syria and the End of the U.S.-Turkish Alliance - War on the Rocks - Warontherocks

Minister of Peshmerga: “The consultancy and cooperation with the U.S. Forces is vital for us.”

Ministry of Peshmerga - 2019-09-04 00:43
Media Center, Ministry of Peshmerga KRG Minister of Peshmerga, during a meeting with a team from U.S. Military Cooperation at KTCC, discussed their military partnership, security climate of the region as well as MOPE’s reform process. On September 2, 201 ...

Through Thick and Thin: Will Danish Military Engagements with the U.S. Endure in the Middle East?

Foreign Policy Research Institute - 2019-08-27 21:47
What many initially treated as a joke may cause a rift in U.S.-Denmark relations. President Donald Trump’s peculiar offer to buy Greenland from Denmark has caused an unexpected controversy. Trump showed that the news report was no joke when he cancelled a ...

Peshmerga Chief-of-Staff received a military delegation from the U.S. Consulate in Erbil

Ministry of Peshmerga - 2019-08-25 18:56
Media Center, Ministry of Peshmerga On August 25, 2019, Lieutenant-General Jamal Mohammad (Peshmerga Chief-of-Staff) received Colonel Selin (Military Cooperation Officer at U.S. Consulate in Erbil) and his accompanying delegation. During the meeting, bot ...

Turkey won’t tolerate U.S. delay over setting up a safe zone in Kurdish northern Syria: FM

E-Kurd - 2019-08-15 18:21
ANKARA,— Ankara will not tolerate any delay from the US over setting up a safe zone in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) in northern Syria, Turkey’s foreign minister said on Thursday. “They (the US) first need to be sincere and need to understand that Turkey won ...

Syrian Kurdish official warns of 'big war' and Islamic State resurgence if U.S. talks fail to block Turkish onslaught | The Japan Times

Japantimes - 2019-08-09 12:56

Syrian government says U.S.-Turkish deal is an attack on Syria

E-Kurd - 2019-08-08 18:31
BEIRUT,— The Syrian government said on Thursday that an agreement between Turkey and the United States over Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava), northeastern Syria, represented a “blatant attack” on Syria’s sovereignty and territorial unity and a “dangerous escala ...

Islamic State is ‘resurging’ in Syria as U.S. withdraws troops, watchdog says

E-Kurd - 2019-08-07 17:49
BEIRUT,— The Islamic State (IS) jihadist group is “resurging” in Syria even as the United States withdrew troops, and is solidifying its insurgent capabilities in neighboring Iraq, a Defense Department watchdog said Tuesday. The Islamic jihadists — who s ...

Israel is developing the armored vehicles of the future: The Carmel program

Seth Frantzman - 2019-08-06 19:17
By SETH J. FRANTZMAN Israel is developing combat vehicles of the future that will use the latest in artificial intelligence technology to reduce collateral damage and enable formations of manned […] ...

Islamic State still has 15,000 fighters in Iraq and Syria: U.S. envoy Jeffrey

E-Kurd - 2019-08-02 10:09
WASHINGTON,— The Islamic State group (ISIS) still has nearly 15,000 fighters active across Iraq and Syria, Ambassador James Franklin Jeffrey, the U.S. Special Representative for Syria Engagement and the Special Envoy to the Global Coalition to Defeat ISI ...

Averting the Middle East's 1914 Moment

International Crisis Group - 2019-08-02 02:42
Today’s standoff between the U.S. and Iran is reminiscent of tensions on the eve of World War I. A small incident could blow up into region-spanning conflict. Third-party mediation is urgently needed to begin de-escalation that could lead to renewing bro ...

Actions in Germany to mark 3 August anniversary

ANF - 2019-07-31 18:36
The Federation of Yazidi Women's Assemblies (SMJÊ) called on people to join the actions to be organised on 3 August to commemorate the victims of the genocide attacks carried out by ISIS in Shengal. ...

U.S. military moving forward on Syria withdrawal plans - MarketWatch

Marketwatch - 2019-07-31 08:55

Squaring the Circles in Syria’s North East

The International Crisis Group - 2019-07-30 18:13
The U.S. decision to leave troops in north-eastern Syria has bought the area time but not lasting stability. Washington should press its Kurdish YPG allies to loosen their PKK ties – lest Ankara intervene – and stop obstructing their autonomy talks with ...

The Egocentric, Biased and Greedy Rulers of Iraqi Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2019-07-29 11:34
Abdul-Qahar Mustafa | Exclusive to Ekurd.net In a country where all decisions are made or controlled only by a group of rich men who came together in the form of a political party, people have very little say in the actions and decisions of government. T ...

Turkey, U.S. to continue talks on Syria safe zone despite tensions: officials

E-Kurd - 2019-07-25 17:15
ANKARA,— Turkish and U.S. officials will continue to discuss a planned safe zone in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) in northern Syria, Turkish military officials said on Thursday after Ankara warned that it would launch a cross-border operation if a deal was n ...

Confusion Bleeds from an Already Wounded U.S.-Turkish Alliance - War on the Rocks

Warontherocks - 2019-07-25 03:25

U.S., Turkey open talks on safe zone in northern Syria

E-Kurd - 2019-07-23 17:35
ISTANBUL,— Turkey and the US began talks on Tuesday to establish a “security zone” in northern Syria aimed at creating a buffer between Kurdish fighters and the Turkish border. “Military officials from the two countries began, today in Ankara, to work to ...

How the EU Can Soften Iran-U.S. Tensions

International Crisis Group - 2019-07-22 20:01
The alarming escalation between the U.S. and Iran risks unravelling the nuclear deal, prompting direct military engagement and destabilising the Arabian Peninsula. In this excerpt from its Watch List 2019 – Second Update, Crisis Group urges the European ...