Patrick Lewis is a Ph.D. student in anthropology at the University of Chicago who works in Turkey and Kurdistan.
The U.S. Betrayal of the Kurds Is Five Years in the Making
Though Trump struck the match, the latest crisis in Syria is the predictable result of long-standing U.S. policy.
As Tensions Flare Between Turkey and the Kurds, the U.S. Backs Both Sides
Negotiations, not more U.S. weapons, are needed to resolve the decades-long conflict.
The Syrian Kurds Need More Than Weapons—They Need Political Support
By providing weapons without diplomatic backing, the U.S. risks exacerbating tensions in both Turkey and Syria.