The Syrian Kurds and the Assad Regime - Opportunistic Allies
KAS and MDF publish research paper on the alliances of the Kurds in Syria
Despite the prominent position of the Syrian Kurds in the conflict and their military achievements, their political ambitions within the context of the Syrian crisis are not as widely covered by the media. The Kurds are a crucial, yet undetermined actor in the conflict, as their military capabilities make them an indispensable actor in the Raqqa offensive; however their relations with other actors are more muddled. In her research paper, Kari Frentzel analyzes the Syrian Kurds' relations with the Assad regime, as well as the US and Russia.