Turkey’s Syria Offensive Could Displace over a Million Kurds, Top Analyst Warns
By RAPHAEL AHREN

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Interview with Jonathan Spyer who notes: ’There is no panic or despair, but a deep sense of betrayal.’  The intensifying Turkish military campaign in northern Syria could lead to the forced displacement of more than a million Kurds and to the killing of scores of Kurdish civilians, according to a leading analyst who has spent considerable time in the area. …

eHeziTurkey’s Syria Offensive Could Displace over a Million Kurds, Top Analyst Warns
By RAPHAEL AHREN

The Fall of Kirkuk: Made in Iran
By Dr. JONATHAN SPYER

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Iraqi forces took Kirkuk city from the Kurds this week with hardly a shot fired. Twenty-two Kurdish fighters were killed in the sporadic and disorganized resistance, while seven Iraqi soldiers also lost their lives. It is a remarkable setback for the Kurds, who just a few weeks ago held an independence referendum. The loss of Kirkuk especially, given the city’s …

eHeziThe Fall of Kirkuk: Made in Iran
By Dr. JONATHAN SPYER

Read The Westchester Guardian – May 8, 2014 Edition

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Read The Westchester Guardian – May 8, 2014 edition

eHeziRead The Westchester Guardian – May 8, 2014 Edition

MIDDLE EAST FORUM: Do ‘Syria,’ ‘Iraq’ and ‘Lebanon’ Still Exist? By Dr. JONATHAN SPYER

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For almost a century, the Middle East has been defined by the nation-states that emerged following the Allied victory in World War I and the end of the colonial era. Since then, strategic analyses of the region have concentrated on the relations between these states, and diplomatic efforts have generally attempted to maintain their stability and the integrity of their …

eHeziMIDDLE EAST FORUM: Do ‘Syria,’ ‘Iraq’ and ‘Lebanon’ Still Exist? By Dr. JONATHAN SPYER