The old America wanted to bring daylight to others. Now the US president believes his country should be paid to intervene militarily in the Middle East – and then paid to leave.
Ostensibly, it was a green light from Washington that allowed Ankara to make the move; in the process America’s Kurdish allies were left by the wayside to fend for themselves and ward off the Turkish military.
New Delhi released an uncharacteristically direct statement criticizing the military assault in the northern Syria, stating Turkey’s actions can undermine stability in the region and the fight against terrorism.
The history of US intervention is a saga of mass destruction.
If Ankara is consistent and launches an offensive on this enclave, the Pentagon will have a difficult decision to make - will they fight a NATO ally?
If the Americans were to lose the Kurds, they’d have to start all over again.
The Battle of Kirkuk* and its implications were a significant twist in the balance of power north of Iraq as Iran tried to amplify the project, which sought to separate the Kurds from the authority of the Shiite allies in Baghdad, and which didn’t hesitate to systematically end the situation by cooperating with its [Read more]
The ceasefire is a litmus test that will show which of the parties is really for dialogue and which wants to fuel war.
Many players are rallying in the arena that is Syria and its skies. All of them are playing a special game that involves trying to score points with one goal in mind, and that is winning the Syrian Civil War. However, the pace of the game and the variety of players is putting them on a collision course with one [Read more]
The deployment of elite U.S. soldiers in northern Syria looks like a reaction to Russian leadership on affairs.