PAY AS YOU STAY?
Here’s What Trump Is Really Plotting in Syria
THE ENEMY OF MY ENEMY IS MY ENEMY
A New Iraq Civil War May Be Just Beginning
Despite Victories Over ISIS, Iraq May Disintegrate
Two veteran American diplomats with long experience in the Middle East—and in Yugoslavia's bloody wars after it came apart—have very different views of the Kurdish referendum.
KURDS HAVE THEIR WAY
The Frantic Fight to Stop Kurdish Independence
On Sunday, Kurds in Iraq are expected to vote overwhelmingly for independence. This as the war to crush the so-called Islamic State is almost won. Can anything hold Iraq together?
Samantha Bee Goes to Iraq, Finds Trump Fanatics
The ‘Full Frontal’ host had to travel all the way to Kurdistan to find her first pro-Trump field piece.
The Persian Version
Iran’s Kurds Rise Up Against the Mullahs
A center-left separatist insurgency, based in northern Iraq, has taken to fighting Iran’s Revolutionary Guard.
BADGES OF HONOR
U.S. Troops 18 Miles From ISIS Capital
U.S. Special Forces soldiers have been seen and photographed on the front lines in Syria wearing the patches of Kurdish fighters.
SEE NO EVIL
ISIS Fighters ‘Tortured’ by U.S. Ally
America’s Kurdish allies are allegedly torturing ISIS fighters taken with the help of U.S. special forces. But don’t expect the U.S. to look too hard into it.
ISIS Fighting Teen Convicted
Silhan Ozcelik, 17, wanted to join the Kurds in their fight against ISIS. In doing so, she violated British terrorism laws.