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Divided and defeated, Kurdish hopes for an independent state have seemingly been dashed.

Geopolitical tensions, foreign fighters and sectarian tensions will fuel further conflict.

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In the pursuit of independence, Iraq’s Kurds could vote themselves into a volatile position.

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A proposed joint local force will fail to curb terrorism in northern Africa despite EU support.

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Tourism and related industries could be big winners as Iran emerges from years in isolation.

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GCC

Rift risks further fracturing the Gulf Cooperation Council.

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Negotiations in early July will go nowhere if key players within Syria are sidelined.

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Blowback from the US decision to arm the Kurdish YPG could reverberate for decades.

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Sino-Syrian cooperation may secure Chinese national interests – but it will cost Beijing friends.

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Hezbollah’s regional adversaries are moving to confront its growing strength.