Opinion

Options for Turkey in Manbij and the east of the Euphrates River

One of the most important messages given by President Erdoğan in his speech after the 31 March local elections was about foreign policy. Erdoğan s...

The New Name of The Crisis in Iraq: Mosul

A major ferry accident has taken place in Mosul, Iraq’s second largest city after the capital Baghdad, on 21 March 2019. More than 100 people...

A New Phase in the USA–Iran Conflict in Iraq

Developments in both domestic and international policies in Iraq, which seeks stability, order and security after four years of conflict with ISIS,...

Dynamics of the Delicate Process in Iraq

Iraq entered 2019 with a new government. However, some of the ministries within the cabinet have yet to be identified. After the parliamentary...

2018 Assessment of Iraq: Where to After ISIS?

On 9 December 2017, Iraq’s former Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi announced the end of the almost three and a half years of fighting ISIS and...

What is going on in Idlib?

Amid new year celebrations in Idlib, moderate factions are busy preparing for the battles in Manbij and eastern Euphrates, while Hayat Tahrir al-Sham...

The Quagmire of Civil War: Turkey Should Take Its Time Before Accepting the Christmas Gift!

The civil war in Syria enters its eighth year without reaching tangible and sustainable resolutions to pending issues, all that have been achieved...

What can Turkey do in the east of the Euphrates?

Following the Idlib agreement, Turkish focus in Syria has been shifted towards Manbij and the east of the Euphrates River. President Erdoğan ...