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News Roundup and Notes: August 4, 2015

Before the start of business, Just Security provides a curated summary of up-to-the-minute developments at home and abroad. Here’s today’s news.

IRAQ and SYRIA

US armed aircraft were flown over Syria from Turkish bases for the first time, the Pentagon announced yesterday, though no actual airstrikes have yet been conducted, spokesman Capt.…   continue »

News Roundup and Notes: August 3, 2015

Before the start of business, Just Security provides a curated summary of up-to-the-minute developments at home and abroad. Here’s today’s news.

IRAQ and SYRIA

A Syrian army warplane has crashed during bombing raids on the northwestern town of Ariha, killing 12 people, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.…   continue »

News Roundup and Notes: July 31, 2015

Before the start of business, Just Security provides a curated summary of up-to-the-minute developments at home and abroad. Here’s today’s news.

IRAQ and SYRIA

Airstrikes in Syria targeted the Nusra Front today, believed to have been conducted by US-led coalition warplanes in response to an attack by the al-Qaeda affiliated group on Western-backed rebels, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.…   continue »

News Roundup and Notes: July 30, 2015

Before the start of business, Just Security provides a curated summary of up-to-the-minute developments at home and abroad. Here’s today’s news.

IRAQ and SYRIA

Turkey intensified PKK strikes yesterday, hitting six targets in northern Iraq in the largest single strike yet.…   continue »

News Roundup and Notes: July 29, 2015

Before the start of business, Just Security provides a curated summary of up-to-the-minute developments at home and abroad. Here’s today’s news.

IRAQ and SYRIA

Turkish involvement. Turkish planes continued to assault Kurdish PKK fighters in northern Iraq overnight, in what were reported to be the heaviest strikes yet since the campaign began last week.…   continue »

News Roundup and Notes: July 28, 2015

Before the start of business, Just Security provides a curated summary of up-to-the-minute developments at home and abroad. Here’s today’s news.

IRAQ and SYRIA

NATO has offered Turkey political support in its fight against militants in Syria and Iraq, following an emergency meeting.…   continue »

News Roundup and Notes: July 27, 2015

Before the start of business, Just Security provides a curated summary of up-to-the-minute developments at home and abroad. Here’s today’s news.

IRAQ and SYRIA

Turkish airstrikes. Turkey conducted airstrikes on Kurdish insurgent camps in northern Iraq for the second night yesterday, according to security sources; a move which has effectively ended the ceasefire between Turkey and the PKK and which has heightened already fraught tensions.…   continue »

News Roundup and Notes: July 24, 2015

Before the start of business, Just Security provides a curated summary of up-to-the-minute developments at home and abroad. Here’s today’s news.

IRAN

The Senate Foreign Relations Committee heard testimony from Secretary of State John Kerry, Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz and Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew regarding the nuclear agreement concluded by the Obama administration on July 14.…   continue »

News Roundup and Notes: July 23, 2015

Before the start of business, Just Security provides a curated summary of up-to-the-minute developments at home and abroad. Here’s today’s news.

IRAN

Secretary of State John Kerry, Treasury Secretary Jack Lew and Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz will testify before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee today, and are expected to be pressed for information by lawmakers skeptical of the agreement.…   continue »

News Roundup and Notes: July 22, 2015

Before the start of business, Just Security provides a curated summary of up-to-the-minute developments at home and abroad. Here’s today’s news.

IRAN

President Obama compared critics of the Iran deal to those who “were so quick” to go to war in Iraq, adding that the US should choose diplomacy over armed conflict, during an address to members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.…   continue »