May 2018

The new bromance

Mar 2018

We’re on the verge of an undeclared war in Syria… against Turkey

Feb 2018

Syria keeps burning

Taylor Millard Feb 21, 2018 4:31 PM

Endless war.

Jan 2018

Oh, by the way… Turkey just invaded Syria

Jazz Shaw Jan 21, 2018 9:31 AM

Not that anyone seems to have noticed

Nov 2017
Oct 2017

Kurdistan chaos after Barzani bails

Ed Morrissey Oct 30, 2017 8:01 PM

“I will continue serving Kurdistan as a Peshmerga.”

We didn’t start this fire


Sep 2017

No easy answers on this one

“Sit still!”

Yet another messy situation in the region

Aug 2017

Tal Afar falls in eight days.

Jul 2017

Final straw?

Iraqi PM: We shocked the world in Mosul

Ed Morrissey Jul 10, 2017 4:01 PM

“The world did not imagine that Iraqis could eliminate Daesh.”

“Old Mosul will be their graveyard.”

The big kids’ table

Jun 2017

Raqqa surrounded — but what next?

Ed Morrissey Jun 30, 2017 8:01 AM

“Make sure all foreign fighters still in Raqqa die in Raqqa.”

Save the date.

May 2017
Apr 2017

More of Erdogan’s political enemies are hauled off to the dungeons

Mar 2017

US boosts forces in Syria as fight for Raqqa looms

Ed Morrissey Mar 09, 2017 5:21 PM

Kurds up, Turks down?

Feb 2017

“It’s possible that you may see conventional forces hit the ground in Syria for some period of time.”

Jan 2017
Dec 2016

Still following the despot’s playbook

BREAKING: Russian ambassador shot in Turkey

Jazz Shaw Dec 19, 2016 12:31 PM

Trust me… this is going to end very badly. Probably for the Kurds.

Three guesses who Putin is hanging out with again

Jazz Shaw Dec 17, 2016 8:31 PM

… and the first two don’t count

The crackdown continues

Oct 2016

Erdogan: No, we’re going to attack Raqqa

Ed Morrissey Oct 27, 2016 10:11 AM

Right after they attack the Kurds, natch.

Counterattack: ISIS strikes at Kirkuk

Ed Morrissey Oct 21, 2016 12:41 PM


Turkey-backed militia complicating matters?

Apr 2016

Property of the state

Mar 2016

Video: Bombing in Istanbul shopping district kills five

Ed Morrissey Mar 19, 2016 11:31 AM

Kurdish separatists or ISIS?

Jan 2016

The dark side of the YPG?

Nov 2015

Clinton to Obama in 2013: Close Gitmo

Ed Morrissey Nov 30, 2015 12:41 PM

Smart. Power.

Obama: No, ISIS isn’t gaining strength … now

Ed Morrissey Nov 13, 2015 12:01 PM


Oct 2015