Foreign relations between countries both within the MENA region and outside of it often take the form of regional cooperation councils such as the Arab League, the Gulf Cooperation Council, and Arab Maghreb Union.
Sep 26, 2014
Alongside the wave of Syrian Kurdish refugees into Turkey this month is an equally unsettling story: alarming gains by the Islamic State in an offensive against a potential ally. Syria’s Kurds carved out their own regional bastion extending west from their main base in the extreme northeast corner of Syria. For two years they have fiercely defended their lands against the Islamic State and other extremists, employing many thousands of veteran Kurdish fighters.