Archives: Kurds

Has Trump deferred to Russia in Syria?

Has Trump deferred to Russia in Syria?

By Juan Cole | (Informed Comment) | - - Elizabeth Palmer reported from Ankara last Thursday that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson had difficult and inconclusive discussions with Turkish president Tayyip Erdogan…

The Fate of Iraq’s Minorities After Mosul

By Tyler Fisher and Kamal Kolo | ( | - - The liberation of Mosul offers the international community a unique opportunity to permit the region’s most vulnerable minorities to exercise…

Now Iran-Kurdish Tensions are Spiking; Why?

By Golnaz Esfandiari | ( RFE/RL) | - - Clashes erupted this month between Kurdish fighters and Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC), with each side claiming to have inflicted casualties on…