US Foreign Policy

  • US interest in the MENA region has been on the rise since the end of World War II, as local conflicts and regional power politics are perceived to have a lasting effect on broader US foreign policy.

  • Article // Oct 29, 2014
    Gönül Tol
    In the space of just 48 hours last week, Turkey went from calling the PYD -- the Kurds defending the Syrian border town of Kobani -- a terrorist group to opening up an arms corridor from Iraq to aid its fight against ISIS. That dramatic change in policy, along with growing collaboration between the United States and the PYD (the armed wing of the Democratic Union Party), could tip a month-long battle against ISIS militants in favor of the Kurds.