12 noiembrie 2019

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


Photograph Source: Staff Sgt. Andrew Goedl – Public DomainTo 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 [...]