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Opinion: The Kurdish Dilemma

Opinion: The Kurdish Dilemma

The joint operation by US and Kurdish Peshmerga forces to free 20 Iraqis captured by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) in Iraq has created much controversy, given that it is the first ground operation carried out by the Americans in Iraq since the decision to...
Opinion: The Middle East Facing the Unknown

Opinion: The Middle East Facing the Unknown

There is no agreement yet among those following the Syrian situation as regards what Washington thinks of Russia’s direct involvement in combat. Most comments and analyses seem closer to smart guesswork than reliable information. Some among analysts see nothing new in...