Category Archives: Turkey

How To Fight With Your Family At Thanksgiving

Maggie Koerth of FiveThirtyEight – 1. Holidays can be hard. Holidays mixed with politics can be even harder. 2. If you’re arguing about values, decide whether your values include maintaining the relationship. 3. Arguments go better in families that value … Continue reading

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US troops express anger at Trump’s Syria policy: ‘We betrayed’ the Kurds

Ryan Browne of CNN – A wide range of American military personnel and defense officials are expressing a deep sense of frustration and anger at the Trump administration’s refusal to support Syrian Kurds facing a Turkish military assault, over half … Continue reading

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Abandoned by U.S. in Syria, Kurds Find New Ally in American Foe

Ben Hubbard, Charlie Savage, Eric Schmitt and Patrick Kingsley in the New York Times Kurdish forces long allied with the United States in Syria announced a new deal on Sunday with the government in Damascus, a sworn enemy of Washington that … Continue reading

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Former top US general in Middle East slams Trump’s Syria decision

Ryan Browne of CNN – The former top American general overseeing operations in the Middle East lambasted President Donald Trump’s decision to pull US troops away from the Syrian-Turkish border in the face of an imminent Turkish military offensive against … Continue reading

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President Trump’s Overeager Acceptance of Saudi Arabia’s Excuse in the Khashoggi Affair

By Robin Wright in the New Yorker Two weeks after the disappearance of the Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo held a cursory meeting with Saudi Arabia’s King Salman—it lasted some fifteen minutes—and then had a longer session … Continue reading

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