Trump’s attack on Syria sets the United States on a dangerous course while raising questions about who’s really in charge in Washington.
Syrian Civil War
An apparent chemical attack by the Assad government has thrown a wrench into President Trump’s plans to wind down the Syrian civil war.
The United States’ reluctant and largely invisible secretary of state made no apparent progress in his stop in Turkey.
King Abdullah’s position isn’t as secure as some Western leaders might assume.
An ambitious new force expansion and U.S. and Russian deployments in Kurdish-held territory all suggest that Turkey’s Euphrates Shield is not marginalizing the YPG.
The Kremlin could learn a lot from Washington’s costly adventures in Afghanistan and Iraq.
A return to outright antagonism in US-Iran relations brings inevitable speculation about the military option. But the tactical hurdles faced by the US/Israeli air forces have only gotten worse over the past few years.