“It should be underlined that the U.S. administration’s statements of democratization in the Middle East do not reflect reality. Rather, Washington is currently the largest obstacle for democratic governments in the region.”
Regional and global actors cannot reach common ground in order to end the Idlib crisis, signaling that the Syrian civil war will most probably get worse in the future.
In “Fear: Trump in the White House,” Bob Woodward claims that White House officials have been trying to protect U.S. interests despite President Trump – including by hiding documents to prevent him from signing them.
“Given the strong rhetoric used by the U.S. against the Assad regime especially with regard to its potential chemical weapons use, Russia might not be so eager to deploy its air support to the regime any time soon.”
Chancellor Merkel’s inability to control her government officers only supports the racist rhetoric adopted by the far-right in Germany.
The international community, including the U.S., has the responsibility to defend civilians against the brutality of the Assad regime and his allies.
Before pursuing pre-electora alliances in local elections, all political parties in Turkey need to asses how this will affect their vote share.
While the joint statement published after the Tehran summit did not guarantee a peaceful solution over Idlib, some diplomacy is better than no diplomacy for Turkey.
“Other European countries, including Germany, France and Britain, also need to step up to fix the situation in Syria.”
The Tehran trilateral summit did not result in the best solution to the crisis in Idlib, but it was a good starting point for the peace process.