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Meforum - 2019-01-10 07:18

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Trump vs. Trotsky: The Many Consequences of a U.S. Withdrawal From Syria

Foreign Policy Research Institute - 2019-01-23 18:01
Once again, in 280 characters or less, Donald Trump upended U.S. policy that many thought was settled. Trump’s series of tweets last month announcing the defeat of ISIS and the withdrawal of U.S. forces from Syria stunned his own national security team, t ...

Unchecked and Unbalanced? The Politics and Policy of U.S. Nuclear Launch Authority

Foreign Policy Research Institute - 2019-01-17 01:11
Abstract Presidential control of U.S. nuclear launch authority lacks robust checks and balances. Recent congressional attempts to restrict sole presidential […] ...

Peshmerga Media Center and Media Team of U.S. Army conduct joint coverage of the Peshmerga 2nd Brigade

Ministry of Peshmerga - 2019-01-16 20:00
Media Center, Ministry of Peshmerga On January 14th, 2019, the Media Center of KRG Ministry of Peshmerga and the Media Consultants of the U.S. Army conducted a joint media operation covering the Peshmerga 2nd Infantry Brigade of Kirkuk. At the start of t ...

Kurds fear their fate as Turkey says Trump reaffirmed U.S. Syria withdrawal

CBS News - 2019-01-15 16:34
The pullout of U.S. troops from Syria has American allies bracing for more conflict. President Trump spoke to Turkey's president on the phone Monday and warned him not to mistreat members of the Kurdish Community who are fighting ISIS alongside the U.S. T ...

Kurds fear fate as Turkey says Trump reaffirmed U.S. Syria withdrawal

CBS News - 2019-01-15 16:34
Turkish president says Trump has reassured him that America is pulling out of neighboring Syria, leaving U.S.-allied Kurds to hope, and fight ISIS while they can ...

It’s not too late for Trump to rethink a dangerous betrayal of U.S. allies in Syria (Washington Post, January 2019)

Bernard-Henri Lévy - 2019-01-14 01:30
By Thomas S. Kaplan and Bernard-Henri Lévy January 3 Thomas S. Kaplan and Bernard-Henri Lévy are the co-founders of Justice for Kurds. “Our only friends are the mountains.” So goes the fatalistic Kurdish proverb, encapsulating the catalogue of duplicity a ...

U.S. Syria pullout spurs need for Kurds and Syrian government to talk, Russia says

E-Kurd - 2019-01-11 18:02
MOSCOW,— Russia said on Friday it was important for Syrian Kurds and the Syrian government to start talking to each other in light of U.S. plans to withdraw its forces from Syria. Maria Zakharova, a spokeswoman for Russia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, t ...

U.S. keeps up fight in Syria amid new threats from Turkey

CBS News - 2019-01-11 08:34
The 2,000 U.S. forces in Syria are caught in the middle of mounting tension between the U.S. and its NATO ally Turkey ...

The Breakdown of U.S. Syria Policy

Yahoo - 2019-01-09 20:51

The Breakdown of U.S. Syria Policy | The National Interest

Nationalinterest - 2019-01-07 06:18

JFK Co-Founders: The Washington Post Op-Ed: It’s not too late for Trump to rethink a dangerous betrayal of U.S. allies in Syria

Justice for Kurds - 2019-01-05 14:31
“Our only friends are the mountains.” So goes the fatalistic Kurdish proverb, encapsulating the catalogue of duplicity and betrayal by allies that has punctuated and ultimately defined the history of this valiant people. The stateless ethnic group, number ...

Exclusive: U.S. commanders recommend letting Kurdish fighters in Syria keep weapons

Reuters - 2018-12-29 08:47
U.S. commanders planning for the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Syria are recommending that Kurdish fighters battling Islamic State be allowed to keep U.S.-supplied weapons, four U.S. officials said, a move that would likely anger NATO ally Turkey. ...

Bloomberg: Trump Courts Catastrophe in Syria Islamic State is not defeated, and a U.S. withdrawal would be an abandonment of Kurdish allies.

Justice for Kurds - 2018-12-21 06:23
President Donald Trump is on the verge of making a spectacularly bad decision. The White House is soon expected to announce its plans to remove the 2,000 U.S. troops now serving in northeastern Syria. This is not totally unexpected. Trump ran for presiden ...

The Reset That Wasn’t: The Permanent Crisis of U.S.-Russia Relations

Foreign Policy Research Institute - 2018-12-15 00:19
Donald Trump is the only President of the United States since the collapse of the Soviet Union who has been unable to “reset” the U.S. relationship with Russia. While the Clinton, Bush, and Obama resets didn’t last, they provided periods of respite in the ...

The Iran Nuclear Deal and the U.S.-Iran Standoff

International Crisis Group - 2018-12-12 14:16
Crisis Group’s Middle East and North Africa Program Director Joost Hiltermann presented this paper on the history of U.S.-Iran relations and the status of the Iran Deal at an 8 November conference organised by the Israeli-European Policy Network (IEPN) i ...