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Syria's Kurds: An Uncertain Future

The Baker Institute

Syria's Kurds: An Uncertain Future.

By Barak Barfi, Special Contributor, Baker Institute Center for the Middle East; Research Fellow, New America Foundation

President Trump has promised to work with the Russians and the Syrians to defeat the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS). The odd man out in this equation will likely be the Syrian Kurds, a reliable ally against the jihadists but one whose usefulness is reaching its limits.