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Kyle Orton is a Middle East analyst.

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It's time to call the PKK by its name

16 March, 2018

Comment: The recent spillover of the PKK's operations into Europe suggests it's time to reassess the organisation's actions, writes Kyle Orton.

Trump the anti-Obama targets Iran

21 December, 2017

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.

Will Assad's renewed atrocities galvanise Trump, where Obama failed?

06 April, 2017

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.

Aleppo 2017: It's only going to get worse

14 December, 2016

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.

Syria's flawed ceasefire comes crashing down

21 September, 2016

Comment: Only Assad and al-Qaeda were helped by the truce in the first place, writes Kyle Orton.

Sectarian provocations in Iraq undermine offensive against IS

13 June, 2016

Comment: The overtly sectarian nature of the offensive against IS in Iraq threatens to play directly into the hands of IS, writes Kyle Orton

Between naivety and hypocrisy: Boris Johnson's praise for Assad

29 March, 2016

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.

What Kurdish federalism means for Syria

17 March, 2016

Comment: Creating a new state along the border with Turkey would only create further chaos in the brutal violence, writes Kyle Orton.

Kyle W. Orton
Kyle W. Orton

Kyle Orton is a Middle East analyst.

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