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The Fate of Iraq’s Minorities After Mosul

By Tyler Fisher and Kamal Kolo | ( OpenDemocracy.net) | - - The liberation of Mosul offers the international community a unique opportunity to permit the region’s most vulnerable minorities to exercise…
Russia/Syria: War Crimes in Month of Bombing Aleppo

Russia/Syria: War Crimes in Month of Bombing Aleppo

Human Rights Watch (New York) – The Russian-Syrian coalition committed war crimes during a month-long aerial bombing campaign of opposition-controlled territory in Aleppo in September and October 2016. The Violations Documentation Center,…
Does Turkey’s Erdogan Dream of Neighboring Mosul?

Does Turkey’s Erdogan Dream of Neighboring Mosul?

By Lucy DerTavitian | (Informed Comment) | - - The battle over Mosul appears to have ignited Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s expansionist Ottoman era fantasies. He gained a few more adversaries…
Syria’s al-Assad:  Trump “a natural ally”

Syria’s al-Assad: Trump “a natural ally”

By Juan Cole | (Informed Comment) | - - In an interview with Portugal television Wednesday, according to al-Hayat, Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad said that Donald Trump will be "a natural ally"…