Israel, and questions of identity:
So, the question isn’t just one of how Israel treats Jewish citizens vs. Arab citizens, it’s also how the state treats the different categories of Jewish citizens it has created.
Turkey: Two on the relationship between Turkey, the U.S., and the Kurds, plus one on their electoral situation (which, as I’ve posted elsewhere, has a connection to attacks on the PKK).
ISIS: The middle of page 2 of the Cohen article is critical. The second article is profoundly disturbing, but does explain a lot. Keep an eye on how the justification used to brutalize Yazidi women appears to be expanding to include Christian and Jewish captives. How long until those news stories start showing up?