Kurds Declare Syria Autonomy: Self-Determination or Foreign Mischief?
Yesterday's surprising announcement by Syrian Kurds that they consider themselves in an autonomous region is either a bold move to solidify their self-determination before the fog of war clears, or perhaps it is John Kerry's "Plan B" to break up Syria if the US cannot overthrow Assad.
Or perhaps it is a reaction to US insistence that the Kurds do not deserve a place at the Geneva table where a political solution to the war in Syria is being discussed.
Whatever the case, it adds a hugely significant variable to the already complicated situation.
For example, how long before Turkish president Erdogan pounces on "autonomous" Kurdish Syria?
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