An intense series of meetings and negotiations occurred in response to the crisis.
Forced demographic change by the Turkish government is illegal, immoral, and inhumane.
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These details paint a disturbing picture of the conditions that forced Afrin’s Kurdish population to flee — and make it clear what would happen were Turkey allowed to attack SDF-held territory again.
The people of our region do not work together because of fear, threats, or any other external factor, but rather because of a shared dream of peace, stability and coexistence.
The Turkey that Erdoğan has built is incompatible with the values of the West and has proven itself unwilling to accommodate the core tenets of NATO.
A “robust discussion” and “open dispute” occurred between Trump and Senator James Risch following Turkey’s S-400 purchase.
Women are often the peacemakers — not the makers — of war. So the women of Northeast Syria have been tireless participants, working toward democracy. They see their participation in the struggle for democracy as a key to their liberation.
Despite the many accolades that would position the SDC as a serious partner at the table for any negotiations on the future of Syria, they have been excluded from all discussions — including the constitutional committee to be hosted in Geneva.
This week two senior diplomats with the Syrian Democratic Council (SDC) spoke in a panel discussion that was part of the 2019 Ministerial on International Religious Freedom hosted by the US State Department.
There’s fresh talk of the Turkish threat to North and East Syria, as Turkey moves more troops and equipment to the Syria border in an apparent move to intimidate US troops stationed in Syria. This once again poses a grave threat to the people of the North and East Syria.
Over the course of three days, the participants discussed various aspects of ISIS terrorism.
The economic lives of Syrians will take years to recover. In the meantime, the suffering continues.
“Simply freeing the militants …is inhumane, and legally and morally irresponsible.”
The Senate’s version of the NDAA includes funding authority to address ISIS detainees.
Turkish occupation, as well as occupation by the opposition, has led to significantly more displacement than control by AANES.
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SDC acknowledges “our mutual commitment to peace, equality, liberty, and justice, and a world free from terror.”
Our international attention has turned away from ISIS as a threat. But this is premature.
So far, seven people have lost their lives battling these fires.
We need a counter ideology and a counter moral vision.
AANES continues to get the short shrift by its allies in the US.