- Syria: Communitarianism as a Combat Strategy Pierre-Yves Baillet · April 2020 After nine years of war, the conflict in Syria has considerably modified the country’s demographics. Sunni Arabs, who used to be in the majority, now constitute only 49 to 52% of the population. This is due to the large numbers of refugees and displaced persons generated by the fighting, but it (...)
Turkey and its Borders: Darkness at Noon
· December 2019
Faithful to its policy of “zero problems”, Turkey is set on becoming a regional power capable of capturing markets close at hand—as in Iraqi Kurdistan. Yet Ankara is still waging a low-intensity war against the Syrian Kurds and the PKK, justified by a nostalgic vision of a mythicised past.