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Turkey’s Policy Shift in Iraq and Syria Both Excites, and Baffles NATO

Umaima examines Turkey’s policy shift in Iraq and Syria, and why it’s confusing NATO. Is this a positive, or negative development in the fight against ISIS?

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A Bloody Bargaining Chip: The Armenian Genocide and U.S.-Turkey Relations

Evan Blackwell explores how the contested legacy of the Armenian genocide has been downplayed by the U.S. as it attempts to recruit Turkey in the campaign against ISIS.

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The Syrian Spectacle: Paradigm Shift

Hasan Siddiqui guides the discussion of shifting U.S. policy in Syria, tying in Iran’s nuclear programme negotiations and discontentment from America’s regional allies.

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Facing the Black Flag: Nationalism and Retribution Amongst Kurdish Women

Exploring the convergence of the Kurdish nationalist cause and solidarity with women who have fallen victim to IS for Kurdish women fighting on the front lines in Iraq.