The idea that “the world will be a better place” after the death of Isis leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is a far-fetched one.
Trump’s decision to deploy U.S. forces to take over Syria’s oil fields ... could rally support from both sides of the Iraq-Syria border for a campaign of resistance against this occupation.
Sadly (but happily for Russian President Vladimir Putin), that is the reality of a world in which the US has abandoned any pretense of global leadership.
Despite all evidence to the contrary, the Syrian Democratic Forces kept their title unquestioned until the Turks invaded Syria, when they were suddenly transformed into ‘Kurdish forces’ who had been betrayed by the Americans.
[H]as the world really become a safer place after all these deaths?
As usual, Trump stole the spotlight with al-Baghdadi’s death. Nevertheless, will this ultimately mean a Middle East that is free from war, problems, and disputes?
The belief that the U.S. needs only to retreat into its “American fortress” to avoid peril is an illusion. Attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon should teach us a lesson.
President Trump’s years in office have increased the discord between the U.S. and Europe, and between the U.S. and other countries in the Middle East, Asia, Africa, and Latin America.
The sociology of violence espoused by the Islamic State will only be defeated by a political project that transcends the religious, nationalist and ethnic schisms in the region.
Over the last decade, trust has been lost massively — and not just among the Kurds, whose sense of historic betrayal has always been profound.