Joey Lawrence returns to the show to discuss the latest developments in northeast Syria, where the Kurds and Turks are facing off—with the U.S. potentially caught in the middle. Lawrence breaks down the Turkish strategy in the battle against the Kurds, gives his thoughts on the new American bases in Syria, and explains how the Kurds negotiate their relationship with the U.S. and what their longterm goals are. Lawrence then details the Turkish bombing of Syrian Kurdistan. Finally Scott asks what the status is of the Syrian army’s war against Al-Qaeda in the Idlib Province and asks: where have the surviving ISIS fighters gone?
Joey Lawrence is a photographer and director. His three-part documentary on the Kurdish guerrilla is available for free on his site. Follow him on Twitter @joeyldotcom.
Discussed on the show:
- Afrin (Syria)
- People’s Protection Unit (YPG)
- Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF)
- We Came From Fire, by Joey Lawrence
- “Fears over US-Turkey military confrontation in Syria” (Al Jazeera)
- Manbij (Syria)
- Siege of Kobanî
- Deir ez-Zor
- Al-Nusra Front
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