Jalal Talabani, Kurdish Leader and Iraq’s First Postwar President, Is Dead at 83

He used the largely ceremonial position as a bridge-builder during an intensely violent period in the years after the American-led invasion that toppled Saddam Hussein. Source: World

Obama’s Stark Options on ISIS: Arm Syrian Kurds or Let Trump Decide

If President Obama chooses to forge closer military ties with the Kurds for an assault on Raqqa, ISIS’ main stronghold, he risks alienating the Turks. Source: World