James Pothecary

James Pothecary is a counter-terrorism specialist with Healix International, an international security and medical assistance provider which provides services to a range of clients, including the UK’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

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Tajikistan’s Islamist Shadow

Introduction A sedan struck seven foreign cyclists riding through Tajikistan’s Danghara district on July 29. Despite initial confused reports that it was nothing more than a car accident, grainy footage

Russia a Fair-Weather Friend for Syria’s Kurds

In the kaleidoscopic, ever-shifting array of factions that characterize the Syrian civil war, allegiances can shift in surprising ways. Nowhere is this more evident than in the relationship between Russia

Syria’s Conflict: Managing Turkey’s Intervention

On August 24, Turkish armor, infantry, and air units crossed the Syrian border and, in conjunction with the Ankara-supported Free Syrian Army (FSA) Sunni-dominated rebel group, launched a full-scale assault