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    The Kurds’ precarious balancing act in Syria

    The Syrian Kurdish Democratic Union Party’s utility to the US-led coalition against the Islamic State, also known as ISIS or ISIL, has bolstered its military capability and territorial position in Syria – despite Turkey's opposition.

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    Malcolm Turnbull to kick off regional summit

    The IISS Shangri-La Dialogue 2017 will take place in Singapore from 2–4 June. This year, the keynote speech will be given by the Prime Minister of Australia, Malcolm Turnbull.

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    The battle for Mosul

    Iraqi government and allied forces are poised to decisively retake Mosul from the Islamic State, also known as ISIS or ISIL, within the next few months. But the presence of ISIS in Syria will still pose the risk of the group's resurgence in Iraq.

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