• In a region wracked with conflict, the need to provide security has often become the primary reason for the existence of many governments in the region, and the chief source of interest for foreign powers.

  • Article // Oct 29, 2014
    Gönül Tol
    In the space of just 48 hours last week, Turkey went from calling the PYD -- the Kurds defending the Syrian border town of Kobani -- a terrorist group to opening up an arms corridor from Iraq to aid its fight against ISIS. That dramatic change in policy, along with growing collaboration between the United States and the PYD (the armed wing of the Democratic Union Party), could tip a month-long battle against ISIS militants in favor of the Kurds.