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If Ankara wants to intervene against the Islamic State in Syria, block Kurdish advances, and defeat the PKK at home, it may decide to do whatever is necessary to placate Moscow, perhaps even cutting off support for certain anti-Assad rebel groups.

On June 29, Turkish pr...

Russia and Syria's dormant ties with the group have been reawakened by the civil war, raising the prospect of dangerous weapons proliferation and potential escalation into direct conflict with Turkey.

On May 14, media close to the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) posted vi...

Sustaining U.S. and Turkish assistance to the Syrian Kurds is crucial to blocking ISIS and stemming Russian influence, as is resolving Ankara's Kurdish problems at home, but sending heavy weapons to the PYD would likely have unintended consequences.

The U.S. government...

Augmenting the planned force could help address intensifying threats posed by ISIS, along with Iran-backed militias and the Assad regime.

Washington's train-and-equip program for the Syrian moderate opposition began this month. The fact that all the training will take p...

Ankara's security and political concerns may drive it to establish buffer zones unilaterally, while Washington's hesitance could cost it a coalition.

Since the armed phase of the rebellion against Bashar al-Assad began in summer 2011, Turkey has been intent on setting u...

Humanitarian safe havens can protect vulnerable civilians only if backed up with sufficient power.

The uprising in Syria has reached a critical stage. As the brutality of the regime has increased, defectors from the military and local groups akin to civilian defense are...

The United States should work with Turkey and other allies to halt the Asad regime's violence, avoid anarchy in the event of regime collapse, and prepare for a post-Asad era.

Despite recent problems in the U.S.-Turkish relationship, Washington has an ally in Ankara when...

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Washington, Ankara, and others should pay close attention to the Syrian refugees flowing into Turkey given their potential impact on the region.

Over 8,500 Syrians have taken refuge in Turkey, escaping a violent crackdown by the regime of Preside...

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