12 noiembrie 2019

Trump’s Syrian See-Saw: From Pullout to Pillage


Photograph Source: Staff Sgt. Andrew Goedl – Public Domain To withdraw, or not to withdraw? That is the question Donald Trump, in his own inimitable way, has answered both ways. First came the withdrawal. It was real, and had a significant effect. Trump ordered the removal of US troops from Kurdish areas, putting an end to the prospect of an independent Kurdish statelet, split off from Syria. Such a partition was always implausible, given the general balance of forces in the region and the [...]