Kurdish national aspirations in Iraq are collapsing, Trump decertifies the JCPOA but won’t say what he wants to change, and the Islamic State loses its de-facto capital.
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Saudi Women Granted New Rights, Kurdistan Under Pressure after Referendum, Egypt Targets Dissidents and Minorities
Saudi Arabia softens some of its most extreme conservative laws, Kurdistan’s neighbors close ranks, and Egypt’s latest crackdown goes after gay men.
Backlash to Kurdish Independence Referendum Begins, Trump Has Made Decision on Iran Deal, Russian and U.S.-backed Forces Converge in Syria
Iraq and its neighbors mobilize against Kurdish referendum, Trump won’t tell his allies his plans for the JCPOA, and Russia bombs Syrian Democratic Forces near Deir El-Zour.
Iraqi Kurdistan's independence push could disrupt the fight against the Islamic State and undermine its long-term viability as a state.
Sloane Speakman explains the flawed assumptions and oversimplifications at the heart of U.S. narratives about the Kurds.
A brief primer on the legal considerations that will guide the dispute between Iraq and Kurdistan once ISIL is dislodged from Mosul.
Greg Kruzcek argues that a safe haven for Iraq's Yazidi and Christian minorites will only be a band-aid to the larger political and cultural disenfrachisement these communities face.
Sloane Speakman argues that federalism along ethno-sectarian lines is not only a dangerous idea for Syria, but also challenges our core American values of tolerance and diversity.