Further instability in Syria plays into the hand of extremists and a regrouping of ISIS

US President Donald Trump basically gives green light for Turkey operation against Kurds in Syria, but je is also sending mixing signals towards Ankara. How do you see a  problem of ISIS fighters captured in the region in this context.? President Trump’s criticism towards Europe not dealing with own citizens who are terrorists is perhaps justifiable. But it is probably hard to imagine that it will be a smooth process if Turkey takes over captured ISIS members as was indicated.
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Kurds in Syria: Trump’s decision will likely inflame more conflict

As the US President Donald Trump makes way for Turkey operation against Kurds in Syria how do you read this move and in your opinion could it mean something for the future of Syria? Read few comments.
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What’s next after attacks on Saudi oil facilities?

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Tehran was behind damaging drone attacks on two Saudi oil facilities but Yemen’s Iran-backed Houthi rebels said that they had carried out the attacks. From what we know what is your reading of a situation, and in your opinion what does the attacks mean for already very tense US-Iran-Saudi Arabia relations? Read few comments.
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The 80th anniversary of World War II: Could history repeat itself?

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Could US-Iran relations erupt into a military conflict?

How much we should be worried about the continuing escalation between the US and Iran? Do you see any indications that the current situation might lead to some military action (from any side), or you perhaps see this less dramatically? Read few comments.
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Afghanistan: Towards a peace deal?

How optimistic are you about achieving a (comprehensive) peace plan for Afghanistan and what are the biggest obstacles you see?  Read few comments.

Slovak soldiers in Afghanistan. Credit: Andrej Matisak

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Will China use force against Taiwan?

Unification is the goal and force is an option, Xi Jinping says of Taiwan. Do you think that Beijing may really (under some circumstances) seriously consider the use of force against Taiwan or not, and why? Read few comments.


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