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Paul Iddon is a freelance journalist based in Erbil, Iraqi Kurdistan who writes about Middle East affairs

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Iran, Turkey up-the-ante with targeted attacks on Kurdish adversaries

10 September, 2018

Analysis: Stepping up assassinations on foreign soil may spark unprecedented violent reactions, writes Paul Iddon.

Assad can't put Syrian-Kurdish genie back in the bottle

30 August, 2018

Comment: Following six years of de-facto self-rule, it's clear that Syria's Kurds have established themselves in ways impossible to undo, writes Paul Iddon.

Idlib: Will Syria's last major battle be its deadliest?

17 August, 2018

The last major redoubt held by Assad's opponents in Idlib may become the site for the fiercest fighting and devastation in the Syrian conflict to date, writes Paul Iddon.

An 'Arab NATO' against Iran: easier said than done

07 August, 2018

Analysis: The GCC is fractured, Oman has a legacy of neutrality and Qatar is under siege by other Gulf nations. Trump's bid to unite them all against Iran is doomed.

The Trump administration's Iran policy is completely misguided

27 July, 2018

Comment: Iranians may well be unhappy with the country's current economy and politics but pursuing aggressive regime change with the deeply unpopular MEK would be disastrous, writes Paul Iddon.

How long will foreign troops stay in Syria?

20 July, 2018

Analysis: The US, Russia, Turkey and Iran all have different motives for staying - and for leaving, writes Paul Iddon.

After Daraa, will Assad reconquer all of Syria?

10 July, 2018

Analysis: Tens of thousands of rebels remain in Idlib, Kurds hold several territories and US troops are also active in the north, notes Paul Iddon.

Hypocritical Saudi Arabia opposes Qatar's Russian missile purchase

03 July, 2018

Comment: Riyadh wants to acquire the very same missiles it is trying to deny Qatar, writes Paul Iddon

Turkey is in Syria and Iraq to stay

18 June, 2018

Analysis: Turkey's latest campaign in Iraq is an indication of how far it is willing to go, writes Paul Iddon.

Are Kurds of Iraq and Syria about to reconcile?

04 June, 2018

Analysis: A visit to Iraq by Syria's Kurds could signify thawing relations, writes Paul Iddon.

Could Iran sustain a war against Israel in Syria?

17 May, 2018

Analysis: Any full-scale Israel-Iran war that begins in Syria will not end there, writes Paul Iddon.

April showed Syrian conflict is as dangerous as ever

09 May, 2018

Analysis: Even though the Syrian conflict is almost a decade old, last month's deadly events prove it is still as devastating and dangerous as ever, writes Paul Iddon.

Paul Iddon
Paul Iddon

Paul Iddon is a freelance journalist based in Erbil, Iraqi Kurdistan who writes about Middle East affairs

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