Week in Review


Gen. Mohammad Hossein Bagheri, Iran’s chief of general staff, is welcomed by his Turkish counterpart, Hulusi Akar (L), during his official visit to the Turkish General Staff headquarters in Ankara, Aug. 15, 2017.  (photo by STR/AFP/Getty Image)

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Turkey, Iran step up coordination in Syria

Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017 | Al-Monitor Week in Review

Once unthinkable, an emerging consensus is developing between Ankara and Tehran in Syria, as Washington and Moscow try to keep pace; Iraqi Kurdish sources signal that it could be possible to delay a Kurdish independence referendum for a “short time.”

Is Barzani backing away from independence referendum?

Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017 | Week in Review

Iraqi Kurdistan's president expects "guarantees and alternatives" from Washington; Hamas diplomatic surge with Iran and Russia.

Iraqi Kurdistan’s risky independence referendum

Sunday, Aug. 6, 2017 | Week in Review

Iraqi Kurdistan President Massoud Barzani may seek leverage from Sunni Arabs to balance opposition from Baghdad, Tehran and Ankara.

Does Turkey face day of reckoning with al-Qaeda in Idlib?

Sunday, Jul. 30, 2017 | Week in Review

Al-Qaeda affiliate gains upper hand in northern Syrian city; Turkey’s shameful show trial of independent journalists part of “vicious crackdown.”

Will Netanyahu enforce Syrian red line against Iran?

Sunday, Jul. 23, 2017 | Week in Review

Israel opposes cease-fire plan, as Russia, Turkey and Syria inch toward possible agreement on Afrin.

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