Regional caudillos might have more sway than the central government.
The Turkish invasion exposed the contradictions of America's Syrian approach.
The YPG has proven to be a formidable ally for Washington, but Ankara isn't thrilled.
Amoral geopolitics, more than any clash of civilizations, dictated Venetian-Ottoman relations.
Putin is making moves all around the region.
How much sway does Pakistan hold over the Afghan Taliban?
Two of the world's most arrogant strongmen may see that cooperation makes more sense than conflict.
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