Press Review, 2 February 2018

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The War In Syria Has Gotten More Unstable As Turkey Fights US Allies For Control. It's been slow going in the 11 days since Turkey launched what it calls "Operation Olive Branch" inside Syria. It could take many, many more, to the detriment of both its relations with the US and the lives of civilians (BuzzFeed).


ISIS Inc.Despite its defeat on the battlefield, the Islamic State is using Iraq’s black market to stockpile millions of dollars to fuel its coming insurgency (Foreign Policy).


Tehran hijab protest: Iranian police arrest 29 women. New wave of protests spread across country, sparking personal freedoms debate (the Guardian).


Seven years after the ‘Arab Spring,’ Tunisia is leading another revolution — on women’s rights. In February, President Beji Caid Essebsi is expected to make good on a 2017 promise to make Tunisia the first Muslim country to grant equal inheritance to men and women. Islamic inheritance law typically gives men double the inheritance of women (the Washington Post).