Trump’s Foreign Policy Strategy Is All About the 2020 Elections
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Trump’s Foreign Policy Strategy Is All About the 2020 Elections

Washington’s official announcement of the withdrawal of US troops from the northeast of Syria has provoked alarm and condemnation at home as well as from Washington’s allies. However, it is easier to understand the actions and aims of the Trump administration when one analyzes events in the light of an internal clash within the US deep…

The United States, Turkey and the SDF: The Internal War Between Syria’s Enemies
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The United States, Turkey and the SDF: The Internal War Between Syria’s Enemies

The truth is that in addition to Turkey, the US, the UK, France, Saudi Arabia and Qatar have armed, financed and trained about 250 thousand jihadis from all around the world since 2010 for the purposes of attacking Syria, precipitating a disaster in the region, with repercussions felt in Europe, and committing crimes against humanity….

The US Five-Point 'Non-Paper' for Syria Delivered by Bolton to Turkey
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The US Five-Point 'Non-Paper' for Syria Delivered by Bolton to Turkey

US diplomats and military officials failed to present any specific details to their Turkish counterparts about Washington’s plans to withdraw its forces from northern Syria during National Security Adviser John Bolton’s visit to Ankara on Tuesday, Middle East Eye has learned. Turkish officials had been expecting Bolton and his entourage to bring with them draft…

Syrian and US Armies Now Both Protecting Kurdish-Held North From NATO Turkey
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Syrian and US Armies Now Both Protecting Kurdish-Held North From NATO Turkey

The war in Syria has seen quite a few interesting alignments. At one point the CIA-backed Islamists rebels were clashing with the Pentagon-trained SDF. At another both Russian and American jets were flying air support for a Turkish invasion into ISIS-held northern Syria. Russians flew air support for rebels against ISIS, and for the mainly…