Turkey has so far escaped most of the severe disruptions of the Syrian war, even though it has a long border with that country
On 16 June, Kurdish militiamen, with the support of US airstrikes, captured the town of Tal Abyad in northern Syria, a major crossing point on the Syrian-Turkish border
The Kurds of Kobane remained surrounded on all sides by adversaries
On May 21, 2015, the Colombian Air Force (FAC) bombed the base camp of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) killing 26 guerrillas. Three days later, FAC bombed other FARC bases killing 14 more guerrillas.
The resistance of top US military officials to deepening US military involvement in the war against ISIS came in the wake of a major policy debate within the Obama administration
Despite the PYD’s insistence that it is more than just a Kurdish nationalist party, sectarian and ethnic loyalties are at the heart of the multi-layered civil wars convulsing Syria and Iraq
Turkey fears that an empowered Kurdish population across the border in Syria might make it harder for the state to continue to subdue the Kurds at home
Down the Iraqi Rabbit Hole (Again)
It’s not a conspiracy theory
The Baltimore uprising showed that direct action can force concessions from the state. What is still lacking is a coherent strategy for radical change.