Aaron Stein

Aaron Stein

Aaron Stein is a senior fellow at the Atlantic Council's Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East.


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As the armed conflict deepens in Turkey, political leaders are burning political bridges needed to end the violence.

Opinion by Aaron Stein and Noah Blaser
Published On 8 Sep 2015

The YPG may seem to be good allies on paper, but if Syria’s central regions are alienated it may cause more trouble.

Opinion by Michael Stephens and Aaron Stein
Published On 28 Jun 2015
Turkish Kurdish boy stands near the Mursitpinar border gate in Suruc in Sanliurfa province, Turkey, as smoke rises in the Syrian town of Kobani in the background

Turkey appears to have overlooked the anger bubbling among its own Kurds towards its Syria policy.

Opinion by Cale Salih and Aaron Stein
Published On 20 Jan 2015

Even if ISIL is halted before it reaches Baghdad, it has left virtually every regional actor scrambling for a response.

Opinion by Shashank Joshi and Aaron Stein
Published On 12 Jun 2014