Time and again, powerful allies on whose support they thought they could rely abandoned them.
With the Trump administration poised to pull U.S. troops out of his country, the battle-tested group may have no choice but to negotiate its fate with Damascus.
Back in 2011, Erdoğan supported the rebels against the Syrian regime in hopes of gaining influence across the Middle East. Things haven’t gone according to plan.
But following the hostilities over the weekend, does Putin want to?
For decades, Washington has been content to indulge Kurdish dreams of independence. Why was Erbil willing to play along?
“For statehood to arise, a people’s right to self-determination and their desire to exercise it must be matched with possibility.”