Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s words “Jerusalem is a red line for Muslims,” has summoned up to a great extent the feelings attached to Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
“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.”
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.
“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.”
While US President Donald Trump pledged to stop arming the YPG units in Syria, US policy on post-Daesh Syria remains unclear.
In the Obama years, U.S. policy had a hard time to come up with a coherent foreign policy that would …