SHORT CUTS KURDISTAN
Kurdistan players pin hopes on new pipelines The Globe and Mail
WesternZagros’s deal and others suggest more western oil majors might brazen out Baghdad’s anger by taking stakes in the region.
Regional role forces Turkey to revisit Kurdish issues at home
Until the arrival of the Arab spring, the “zero problems with neighbours” foreign policy of Turkey’s governing Justice and Development Party (AKP) seemed to be thriving. There was hope that Turkey could play a constructive role in the Middle East….
A Tough Liberation for Syria’s Kurds
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
While the forces of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad are determined to hold onto Aleppo, they’ve already reportedly abandoned some of their positions north of the city, in Syria’s Kurdish populated regions. Yet the retreat of Syrian troops may not bring the liberation that Syrian Kurds have long desired