The annual Arab league conference just took place in Kuwait.
Where are the Arab leaders when many Arabs are being massacred in Syria and Egypt?
Which country in the Arab world is moving towards Islamic Jihad while trying to repair relations with Syria?
What about Pakistan? how does it play a part in the politics of the Arab world? How does Iran fit in all this?
With the Shiite – Sunni war raging in Syria, is the Palestine – Israel peace process still relevant? What should Israel do?
And last but not least: we know about the concept of Democracy, now meet its new Egyptian version called Democra-sisi. (Trademark Meir Javedanfar :-) )
To discuss these and more, Dr. Bruce Maddy – Weitzman of the Tel Aviv University Moshe Dayan centre and I took part in the I24 news “The Daily Debate” program.
Map: Syria’s Kurdish inhabited areas
One of the lesser discussed angles of Syria’s current civil war is the Kurdish angle.
The country’s Kurds are an important minority. The political outcome of the current civil war for Syria’s Kurds could impact other Kurdish minorities in the region. It could also impact the region’s geopolitical map.
For now, Syria’s Kurds are facing an important and powerful enemy in Syria: Jihadist groups.
The documentary below looks at the Syrian Kurdish PYD party and its YPG militia, which is affiliated with the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in neighboring Turkey.
According to VICE, which produced the documentary:
In September of 2013, VICE crossed the border into Syria’s Kurdish region to document the YPG’s counteroffensive against the jihadists, who had struck deep into rural Hassakeh in an attempt to surround and capture Ras al-Ayn.
You can watch the documentary below. I highly recommend it.