Tim Anderson and Jay Tharappel discuss the US-backed Kurdish separatist movement in north Syria, at first called the YPG, a branch of the Turkish PKK, in 2015 rebadged as the ‘Syrian Democratic Forces’ (SDF) by Washington.
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Tim Anderson was a Senior Lecturer in Political Economy at the University of Sydney for 20 years. Now he is Director of the Center for Counter Hegemonic Studies. He researches and writes on development, rights and self-determination in Latin America, the Asia-Pacific and the Middle East. He has published many dozens of chapters and articles in a range of academic books and journals. His latest books are Land and Livelihoods in Papua New Guinea (Australian Scholarly Publishing, Melbourne, 2015), The Dirty War on Syria (Global Research, Montreal, 2016) and AXIS OF RESISTANCE- Towards an Independent Middle East (Clarity Press, 2019).