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Topic: Middle East conflict
Kurdish Peshmerga soldiers (Image: Wikimedia)

A brief history of the West abandoning the Kurds

Donald Trump's decision to withdraw US troops from northern Syria is just the latest in a long line of examples of the West abandoning its Kurdish allies.

(Image: AAP/DARREN ENGLAND)

Conservatives can make the best case against another Middle East debacle

Australia's participation in Donald Trump's anti-Iran armada risks familiar, disastrous consequences. Conservatives are the ones best placed to argue against it.

Australia now finds itself embedded in a "stalemate" in Iraq, at best, while apparently determined to ensure disillusioned jihadis stay there.

Australia’s Iraq ‘stalemate’ still stimulating terrorist recruitment

Australia now finds itself embedded in a "stalemate" in Iraq, at best, while apparently determined to ensure disillusioned jihadis stay there.

How will the key regional powers react to the escalating conflict between Israel and Hamas? Deakin University's Damien Kingsbury examines the options.

Israel’s Gaza offensive: how will Egypt, Syria and Iran react?

How will the key regional powers react to the escalating conflict between Israel and Hamas? Deakin University's Damien Kingsbury examines the options.

Murdoch tweets up storm ... Fitzshameless files ... Tweet revenge for McAlpine ...

Media briefs: Murdoch tweets up storm … Fitzshameless files … Tweet revenge for McAlpine

Murdoch tweets up storm ... Fitzshameless files ... Tweet revenge for McAlpine ...

As the conflict between Israel and Hamas heats up again, <em>Crikey</em> intern <b>David Donaldson</b> traces war by social media.

War by social media: ‘we’re coming for you Gaza!’

As the conflict between Israel and Hamas heats up again, Crikey intern David Donaldson traces war by social media.

Hebron is an experience like no other -- the most striking and terrible manifestation of Israel's occupation that one is likely to encounter -- but the halting journey is ultimately worth it.

Walking the streets of Hebron, a city cleaved in two

Hebron is an experience like no other -- the most striking and terrible manifestation of Israel's occupation that one is likely to encounter -- but the halting journey is ultimately worth it.

Violence swept through the crowd of thousands who mourned Brigadier-General Wissam Al-Hassan, writes Australian freelancer <b>Scott Mitchell</b> in Beirut.

Clashes erupt at funeral of Lebanon’s security chief

Violence swept through the crowd of thousands who mourned Brigadier-General Wissam Al-Hassan, writes Australian freelancer Scott Mitchell in Beirut.

Reuven Shalev asks the big question: what is a Jewish state? The resident of Kfar Haruv at the southern end of the Golan Heights reflects on the dim prospect of peace in his homeland.

‘What is a Jewish state?’ The view from the Golan Heights

Reuven Shalev asks the big question: what is a Jewish state? The resident of Kfar Haruv at the southern end of the Golan Heights reflects on the dim prospect of peace in his homeland.

There is widespread opposition in Turkey to involvement in conflict beyond its borders, writes <b>Andrew Penny</b>, a long-time Kurdish rights activist and translator.

Kurds continue steady march to being serious Mid-East player

There is widespread opposition in Turkey to involvement in conflict beyond its borders, writes Andrew Penny, a long-time Kurdish rights activist and translator.

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