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October 15, 2017

Recent Development: President Trump announced on Friday that he would not certify Iran’s compliance with the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA or nuclear deal). On the same day, the US Treasury designated Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) under Ex...

September 26, 2017

This analysis was part of Prime Source's Weekly Regional Assessment

Recent Development: On September 25, residents of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) in northern Iraq participated in a landmark referendum on Kurdish independence with initial reports suggesting t...

September 6, 2017

This post is an extract taken from Prime Source's latest weekly regional assessment

Recent Development: Pro-regime forces have made significant advances in central and eastern Syria, in their overall efforts to capture most of Eastern Syria. After isolating several ISIS...

August 22, 2017

This analysis was part of Prime Source's Weekly Regional Assessment

Recent Development: An Israeli delegation formed of several high-ranking Israeli officials visited Washington on August 18, with reports suggesting Syria was one of the major issues discussed. The deleg...

August 8, 2017

This analysis was part of Prime Source's Weekly Regional Assessment

Recent Development: In a move that is likely related to the Kurdish bid for independence, the North Oil Company (NOC), which is controlled by the central government in Baghdad, stop exports of oil from...

June 27, 2017

This piece was initially published in the Daily Beast

Recent weeks have witnessed a growing competition in eastern Syria between U.S.-backed forces and Iranian-led militias, putting the two rival countries on a collision course. To secure a “land corridor” between its e...

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