Western leaders could destroy Islamic State by calling on Erdo196159an to end his attacks on Kurdish forces in Syria and Turkey and allow them to fight Isis on the ground
Turkey is getting desperate. Under President Recep Tayip Erdogan and his party, the Justice and Development Party (AKP), its policies toward the conflict in Syria over the past four years have been misguided and costly. When conflict broke out in 2011, Ankara mistakenly under-estimated the strength of the Assad regime and supported hardline Islamist groups seeking its downfall. In the process, Turkey also marginalised the Kurds and alienated regional powers like Iran.
Attempts to build a nation out of Iraq have failed spectacularly. Why is everyone still so intent on keeping it together?
Slowly, the map of the Middle East could be redrawn. An analysis by Robin Wright.
By Ali Khedery Best Defense guest columnist 1. As in 2003, I am gravely concerned that Washington is misassessing the precise nature of recent events in the
A film made over 10 years with the stories of girls and women affected by female genital mutilation is tackling a taboo subject
ON MAPS and spreadsheets, Iraq's abundant oil reserves-143 billion barrels, 9% of the global total-seem to offer the world its best hope for boosting oil supplies and keeping prices stable. The country is already the world's third-largest exporter, after Saudi Arabia and Russia.