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An Overview of ISIS Threat and U.S. Response

Blaise Misztal, Jessica Michek / Blog September 25, 2014

ISIS threatens to dismember Iraq and create a Sunni Islamist state that could launch military operations at other neighboring states—including Lebanon and Jordan.

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Who’s Fighting ISIS? Kurdish Forces in the Regional Conflict

Blaise Misztal, Jessica Michek / Blog September 24, 2014

The outsize role of Kurdish fighters in the conflict and the potential that the U.S.-led coalition will arm and cooperate with them is one reason Turkey cites for refraining from joining the fray.

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Davutoğlu and the “New Turkey”: The Closing of a “Hundred Year Old Parenthesis”

National Security / Blog August 26, 2014

In a game of musical chairs, Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu is set to become the country’s new prime minister this week, after the outgoing prime minister, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, is sworn in as president on August 28, 2014. The choice may seem odd, given the widespread sense in the West, as well as in many circles in Turkey, that Davutoğlu presided over a failed Turkish foreign policy. But from Erdoğan’s perspective, Davutoğlu was the natural choice.

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What’s Next for the CrISIS in Iraq?

Blaise Misztal / Blog June 19, 2014

On June 17, BPC hosted a conversation on the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) and the regional implications of Iraqi and Syrian instability.

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