Week in Review

Week in Review

The 2016 timeline highlights events that made the news, and the stories behind them. (photo by Al-Monitor)

A look back: 2016 in review

Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2015 | Al-Monitor

Our interactive timeline shows the stories that have shaped the region so far.


Could Turkey’s misstep in Manbij provide template for Raqqa?

Sunday, Mar. 5, 2017 | Week in Review

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s latest threat complicates Pentagon planning to oust the Islamic State from its so-called capital; United States provides intelligence for Iraqi strike in Syria.

Iran pulls Palestine from the margins

Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017 | Week in Review

The Iranian leadership turns out in force for Palestinian conference; Turkey’s victory in al-Bab may be a prelude to a showdown with the Syrian Kurds.

Erdogan banks on motley crew of Syrian armed groups

Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017 | Week in Review

Turkey’s Syria partners seen as "ill-disciplined, untrained and inexperienced"; Erodgan links opposition to referendum to coup plotters; Mattis rules out US-Russia military cooperation "for now."

Turkey walks fine line in dealing with 'frenemy' jihadis

Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017 | Week in Review

Turkey’s mixed messages in crackdown terrorist groups; Ankara on sidelines, again, in Syria; Syrian Kurds consider federalism, view Turkish attack on al-Bab as "fiasco."

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