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Joost Hiltermann

Joost Hiltermann is the program director for North Africa and the Middle East at the International Crisis Group.

The Kurds Have Been Betrayed Again by Washington

Time and again, powerful allies on whose support they thought they could rely abandoned them.


Turkey Made a Bet Against Assad—And Lost

Back in 2011, Erdoğan supported the rebels against the Syrian regime in hopes of gaining influence across the Middle East. Things haven’t gone according to plan.