Speaker: John Holland McCowan, ICSR
When: Monday 7 August
With Syria and Iraq in flames, Turkey’s escalating conflict with the Kurdistan Worker’s Party (PKK) has created yet another tinderbox in the region. This struggle hinders the recapture of Raqqa, poses large obstacles for political solutions to the conflicts in Syria, Iraq, and Turkey, while ultimately prolonging the existence of the so-called Islamic State. ‘War of Shadows’ explores how the fate of the Levant will continue to be influenced by this bitter contest.