Kyle Orton is a Middle East analyst.
Comment: The recent spillover of the PKK's operations into Europe suggests it's time to reassess the organisation's actions, writes Kyle Orton.
Comment: If Trump has any one guiding principle, it is to be the anti-Obama - and on foreign policy, there are worse doctrines, writes Kyle Orton.
Comment: Despite his promises, Obama failed to act when Assad 'crossed the red line'. Will the Syrian regime's chemical massacre push Trump into action? asks Kyle Orton.
Comment: The moral cost of allowing Assad's forces and allies to behave as they choose is being an accomplice to the mass-murder in Aleppo and empowering extremism, writes Kyle Orton.
Comment: Only Assad and al-Qaeda were helped by the truce in the first place, writes Kyle Orton.
Comment: The overtly sectarian nature of the offensive against IS in Iraq threatens to play directly into the hands of IS, writes Kyle Orton
Comment: London's Boris Johnson praised a 'vile tyrant' for taking over Palmyra from IS, naively obscuring the complicity of Assad in the rise of IS, argues Kyle Orton.
Comment: Creating a new state along the border with Turkey would only create further chaos in the brutal violence, writes Kyle Orton.