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Land we took is ours, say Syria’s victorious Kurds

In The News, 10 January 2018
International Security Studies, Syria, Middle East and North Africa
“It could go one of two ways,” said Michael Stephens, research fellow for Middle East studies at the Royal United Services Institute think tank. “The Kurds do want some sort of accommodation with Assad but are also ready to fight if they don’t get it. There could be a war coming, and it wouldn’t be pretty for either side. Both are heavily armed and with big friends. Everyone is looking at everyone else, thinking: ‘What leverage do you have?’ ”

In The News

Michael Stephens
Research Fellow for Middle East Studies

Michael Stephens is the Research Fellow for Middle East Studies and Head of RUSI Qatar. He joined RUSI’s London office in September... read more