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A New Strategy for Iraq and Syria

Charles Krauhammer

It’s time to rethink Iraq and Syria. It begins by admitting that the old borders are gone, that a unified Syria or Iraq will never be reconstituted, that the Sykes-Picot map is defunct. We may not want to enunciate that policy officially. After all, it does contradict the principle that …

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Kurdistan Presidency: Liberation of Gire Spi is Great News

Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) fighters gather at the eastern entrance to the town of Gire Spi of Raqqa governorate (Reuters)

  The Kurdistan Regional Presidency issued a statement Monday congratulating the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) fighters for liberating the ethnically Kurdish Syrian town of Gire Spi (Tal Abyad) from ISIS. “Thank you YPG fighters and other forces who took part in the liberation process for Gire Spi,” said the presidency …

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Kerry says U.S. will have to negotiate with Syria’s Assad

The US changes position on Assad's regime change.

The United States will have to negotiate with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad for a political transition in Syria and is exploring ways to pressure him into agreeing to talks, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry told CBS News in an interview. Washington has long insisted that Assad must be replaced through a negotiated, …

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