Syria Crisis Raising Tensions Among Kurdish Factions

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The Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government and the Kurdistan Workers’ Party have exchanged harsh words recently over who has control over the city of Sinjar in northern Iraq. In an interview, the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies’ Jordi Tejel discussed intra-Kurdish tensions.

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Friction Grows Between Hamas’ Gaza- and Foreign-Based Leaders

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The Wall Street Journal reported last week that Iran has transferred tens of millions of dollars to Hamas’ military wing over recent months in an effort to revive ties. In an interview, Nathan Thrall, a senior analyst for the International Crisis Group, discussed Hamas’ internal divisions. more

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Internal Security Concerns Keep Pakistan Out of Yemen Coalition

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Last week, Pakistan agreed to send ships to help enforce an arms embargo against Houthi rebels in Yemen, but declined to send aircraft or troops to participate in the Saudi-led coalition there. In an interview, Ayesha Siddiqa, an independent security analyst, discussed Pakistan’s military capabilities. more