america still needs a syria strategy

But Washington’s Persian Gulf partners are a different story. It would be too much to expect authoritarian governments like Saudi Arabia or the United Arab Emirates to treat the Assad government as a pariah in the same way democratic governments like the United States would. ... Nonetheless, the..

who are the kurds? -

When Iraq was defeated in the 1991 Gulf War, Barzani’s son Massoud and Jalal Talabani of the rival Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) led a Kurdish rebellion. ..

watch list 2019 – third update

Riyadh, Abu Dhabi and Cairo will need to underscore the importance of unifying the security forces with actors such as Hemedti, who has marketed himself to Egypt and the Gulf states as a strong leader and a bulwark against Islamism in Sudan. ..

wars and conflict

So we have Radhya Almutawakel, who is here with us and co-founder and chairperson of Mwatana for Human Rights; Gregory Johnsen, a fellow at Sana’a Center for Strategic Studies; Priyanka Motaparthy, human rights lawyer and advocate; and Peter Salisbury, senior Gulf analyst at the International..

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