Edward Tat interviews Ian Bradbury, founder of the 1st New Allied Expeditionary Force, on the deteriorating situation in post-Daesh Iraq and the subsequent need for peace-building and deradicalization efforts.
Erdogan’s victory in the referendum shows the power of a leader channeling the national interest to take back the state. It is another expression of the populist trend sweeping across the Atlantic and the European continent and positions Erdogan closer to Nigel Farage, Donald Trump or Marine Le Pen than it does to Arab dictators in neighbouring Middle-Eastern countries.
The West’s ability to influence the Syrian civil war is very limited. In the interest of relieving suffering, the first thing we must do is dispel some myths about what is possible.
Michael Lumbers, Fadi Dawood, and Evon Sworesho discuss ISIS, and role Iraq’s government will have to play in bringing the fragmented society together following the liberation of Mosul.
Leon Fleddermann examines the motivations behind foreign volunteers in the Kurdish resistance who are joining the fight against ISIS.