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