Turkey’s “Peace Corridor” Isn’t a New Idea

October 10, 2019

There is a strange irony to the latest Turkish offensive announced in northern Syria. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan couched it on his Twitter feed as a move that will “preserve Syria’s territorial integrity and liberate local communities from terrorists.” Yet the creation of a “safe...

Sectarianism in the Middle East: A Letter to Josef Olmert

June 26, 2013

Not all Shi'ites support Hezbollah and not all Jews support Zionism. A response to Josef Olmert. Dear Dr. Olmert, While I appreciate your understanding of the nuances of "modern" Middle Eastern history, I believe your analysis of the region’s socio-political dynamics is overly simplistic...

Syrian Turkmen: In Pursuit of a New Syrian Identity

June 06, 2013

The Turkmen community in Syria is becoming increasingly active in the struggle against Bashar al-Assad’s regime. Nicholas A. Heras analyzes the minority’s history in Syria and its current position in the Syrian opposition. [Note: This article was originally published by The Jamestown...