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A Kurdish refugee man reacts as smoke rises from the Syrian town of Kobani as seen from the Mursitpinar crossing on the Turkish-Syrian border (REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach).
Amid the Debate Over a Buffer Zone, Challenging Questions on How it Would Work
December 2, 2014, Elizabeth Ferris
With thousands of Syrians fleeing the Assad regime and ISIS recently calls for a buffer zone between Turkey and Syria have increased, but as Elizabeth Ferris explains there are serious concerns on the intent and logistics of such an area.
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Opinion | The Los Angeles Times
December 2, 2014, Akikazu Hashimoto, Michael E. O'Hanlon and Wu Xinbo
Speech | Harvard University
December 2, 2014, Richard C. Bush III
Opinion | Al-Monitor
November 28, 2014, Bruce Riedel
Opinion | USA Today
November 25, 2014, Michael E. O'Hanlon
November 24, 2014, Michael E. O'Hanlon
November 17, 2014
Opinion | OZY
November 10, 2014, John McLaughlin
November 5, 2014, Fred Dews
Opinion | Wall Street Journal (Asia Edition)
October 22, 2014, Bruce Klingner and Michael E. O'Hanlon
Opinion | The Daily Beast
October 19, 2014, Bruce Riedel
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Michael E. O'Hanlon
Co-Director, Center for 21st Century Security and Intelligence
Director of Research, Foreign Policy
Nonresident Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy, Center for 21st Century Security and Intelligence, Arms Control and Non-Proliferation Initiative
Nonresident Fellow, Foreign Policy, Center for 21st Century Security and Intelligence
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