war on the rocks

Syrian Kurds after ISIS

December 11, 2017

Episode Notes:

Dr. Denise Natali, Director and Distinguished Research Fellow of the Center for Strategic Research at the Institute for National Security Studies, talks with Jason about U.S. support for the YPG, the armed wing of the Syrian Kurds. We discuss the implications of ending military support, the military effectiveness of the YPG in the fight against ISIS, and the role of Kurdish groups across the region as the conflict winds down. The views expressed here by Dr. Natali do not reflect the views of the U.S. Government, the Department of Defense, or the National Defense University.