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An oil refinery roughly 20 kilometers (12.4 miles) east of Arbil, Iraq. (SAFIN HAMED/AFP/Getty Images)

Why Iraqi Kurdistan Is Struggling to Pay Its Bills

The longer oil prices stay low, the more the Kurdish government will rely on foreign funding to meet its financial obligations. Read more…


Imagery Supports Claims of U.S. Military Activity in Syria

Satellite imagery obtained by Stratfor suggests that rumors about U.S. efforts to extend an airstrip in northern Syria have merit. Read more…

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (L) and Egyptian President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi. (ADEM ALTAN/AFP/Getty Images & ZACHARIAS ABUBEKER/AFP/Getty Images)

A Sunni Alliance Creates Strange Bedfellows

Turkey has to officially recognize the government in Cairo if Egypt is to be a part of the Saudi-led coalition. Read more…