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Turkey’s ‘Blue Gold’

Ben Abbs November 16, 2017

Water is a geopolitical asset that gives Turkey influence over its Middle Eastern neighbours - but it also risks sparking further economic and political instability

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The quest for a Kurdish state was briefly realized with the 1946 Mahabad Republic. The story surrounding this short-lived nation sheds light on the independence movement today

Chris Solomon November 1, 2017
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The long term US strategy in Syria remains unclear. Will the Trump administration withdraw from the region after the defeat of the Islamic State?

Diliman Abdulkader October 5, 2017