Michael Stephens

Michael Stephens

Michael Stephens is a research fellow for Middle East studies and head of the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) in Qatar.


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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