Tag Archives: Kurds

Northeast Syria in the spotlight

Syria‚Äôs extensive territory lying east of the Euphrates River was a desert when I was in Damascus (1952-56) though it was on the verge of being developed as a major hard wheat producer for Europe. It never happened. Kurds and … Continue reading

Posted in Topical Issues | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

US supports Syrian Kurds despite Turkey

Well, it looks like some of the Kurds finally won a round in their ongoing battle with the Turks for the hearts and minds of the American military. The press has reported that we are arming their YPG units for … Continue reading

Posted in Topical Issues | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

Syria

What to do with what little influence we still have in and around Syria? Continue reading

Posted in Topical Issues | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment