France Using Syria’s Kurds To Pressure Damascus And Ankara

France Using Syria’s Kurds To Pressure Damascus And Ankara

Turkey’s interests in French Muslims sees Paris rapidly build its relations with Syria’s Kurds. A Syrian Kurdish delegation went to Paris on July 19 to meet with French President Emmanuel Macron. France bets on the Kurdish question to have some kind of role in Syria, to pressure Damascus and to curb Turkey’s significant influence. During his…

Balancing Regional Interests in Syria Is the Only Way Reach a Compromise Solution

Balancing Regional Interests in Syria Is the Only Way Reach a Compromise Solution

Politically resolving the Hybrid War of Terror on Syria will involve difficult compromises on all sides, but this is only possible if each party acknowledges their counterparts’ regional interests and Russian diplomats are able to successfully devise a creative solution for “balancing” between them as best as possible. The Impossibility Of A Military Solution The…

The Kurds have Once Again been Abandoned by their “American Brothers”

The Kurds have Once Again been Abandoned by their “American Brothers”

Yet again thrown by their “older American brothers” to the winds of fate, the Kurds in the Levant nowadays are not living through the best of times. On the border running between Syria and Iraq, a new armed conflict entailing human casualties is unfolding, one which demonstrates, among other things, a clear lack of unity…

The Worst Crime of Donald Trump’s Presidency Must Not Be Forgotten

The Worst Crime of Donald Trump’s Presidency Must Not Be Forgotten

It was the worst crime of Donald Trump’s years in the White House. In October 2019 he ordered US troops to stand aside, greenlighting Turkey’s invasion of northern Syria that led to the murder, rape and expulsion of its Kurdish inhabitants Eighteen months earlier, Trump did nothing as the Turkish army occupied the Kurdish enclave…

Does Damascus Regard The Syrian Armenians Reportedly Fighting In Azerbaijan As Traitors?

Does Damascus Regard The Syrian Armenians Reportedly Fighting In Azerbaijan As Traitors?

The Turkish reports alleging that the Kurdish-allied Syrian-Armenian militia “Nubar Ozanyan Brigade” is fighting in Azerbaijan on the side of the separatists prompt questions about exactly how Damascus regards this armed group, but if Syria’s official statements pertaining to the US-backed “Syrian Democratic Forces” umbrella organization under which those fighters operate are any indication, then…

Kurds Rebuild Ties with Washington to Even the Score with Ankara and Damascus

Kurds Rebuild Ties with Washington to Even the Score with Ankara and Damascus

The cultural identity of the Middle East where peoples lived for century without statehood has given the Kurds a particularly strong incentive to carry on their struggle for independence over the last few decades, and American political strategists have taken full advantage of this. That is why the Kurds have been designated a place on the map…