What can end the conflicts and dilemmas in Syria is an effective initiative taken by the international community instead of irrational U.S.-led policies such as backing a PKK-affiliated terrorist group.
Even though the U.S., U.K. and France acted against Bashar Assad’s use of chemical weapons, it’s not the first time nor will it end the plight of the Syrian people.
The international community and the U.S. fail to be a deterrent to prevent the brutal dictatorship in Damascus from further chemical attacks on civilians in Ghouta.
The ambiguity of the U.S.’s Syria policy generates many questions and concerns for all in the Middle East.
Who will control the armed and trained YPG members is a key question that follows the U.S.’s announcement that it intends to withdraw from the region.
“In his book, we see that McMaster actually extracted the right lessons from the failure in Vietnam, but sadly enough, he was ousted from the Trump administration without achieving much.”
The lack of clarity and confusion in regards to U.S. intentions generated great mistrust towards the U.S. in Turkey and among other U.S. allies. Thus, early signals from Pompeo will be critically important to continuing the current pause in the crisis.
The trauma of the Iraq War prevented the American public and lawmakers in Congress from preventing one of the most significant humanitarian disasters in history.
The domestic politics in U.S., regime insecurity in Pyongyang, the leadership styles of Kim and Trump and the role of external factors will all contribute to the talks.
Operation Olive Branch has already changed many balances in Syria, but its most remarkable impact is certainly on the future of Turkish-U.S. cooperation.