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For the second time in as many years, Turkish security officers attacked Turkish protesters and other bystanders in Washington, DC. No longer is the issue Turkish diplomatic sensitivity. When it comes to Americans’ safety at home, security and lawfulness are issues the State Department should never sacrifice.
For all the talk of unity, the peshmerga remain functionally divided, loyal more to political party leaders than Kurdistan as a whole. If Kurdistan is going to advance—especially with talk of independence growing—it has to address the question about whether the peshmerga have become more a militia than an army.