Hegemonic stability no more

“Putting aside the discriminatory and xenophobic rhetoric of Trump displaying the worst examples of far-right populism, the current tendencies of the U.S. to escalate political crises, mingle with violent conflicts and trigger economic protectionism confirms that the age of benevolent global hegemons is well and truly over.”

US credibility in decline in Turkey

The fact that supporting the YPG and considering it the U.S.’s only option made the country not only look less reliable, but also like a superpower without an option in the Middle East.

What is next in post-Daesh Syria?

“Post-Daesh, post-Assad Syria should be a cause for celebration for the Syrian people and millions of refugees rather than another adventure in costly geo-political muscling.”