US Withdrawal from Syria

Ending the Confusion over U S Withdrawal from Syria
Ending the Confusion over U.S. Withdrawal from Syria

Without admitting a policy failure, the U.S. will not be able to achieve meaningful cooperation with Turkey. That will...

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Is the US Going to Withdraw from Syria or Not
Is the US Going to Withdraw from Syria or Not?

The U.S. administration has been persuaded to leave a residual U.S. force (400 soldiers), which would certainly make SDF...

Friday, March 1, 2019

US Policy Towards Syria A Tangled Mess of Bilateral Negotiations
US Policy Towards Syria: A Tangled Mess of Bilateral Negotiations

Conditions in Northern Syria may force Turkey to follow "first act then deal" option.

Saturday, February 23, 2019

A Safe Zone in Northern Syria is a Must for
A Safe Zone in Northern Syria is a Must for Turkey

If the U.S. and Turkey can work together on establishing a safe zone in northern Syria with the goal of achieving...

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Turkey Charts an Independent Foreign Policy
Turkey Charts an Independent Foreign Policy

Developments in northern Syria seem to be heading in the right direction, i.e. towards the creation of a deep security...

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Protecting the YPG Should not be a Goal of the
Protecting the YPG Should not be a Goal of the US Withdrawal

Some argue that the U.S. should not abandon their allies on the ground and leave them to their fate, which would amount to...

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Turkey's Options for a Safe Zone in Syria
Turkey's Options for a Safe Zone in Syria

In the long run, in case of a full U.S. withdrawal, it is not sustainable for the YPG to maintain their military presence...

Friday, January 18, 2019

What was Offered to Ankara in Moscow
What was Offered to Ankara in Moscow?

Maintaining a negotiation process with Russia or the U.S. will not provide Turkey with ultimate solutions to its security...

Saturday, January 26, 2019

Taking Stock of the Syria Withdrawal Decision
Taking Stock of the Syria Withdrawal Decision

The Syria withdrawal decision is criticized on many fronts but most critics complain more about the style and timing than...

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Another Bumpy Week in US-Turkey Relations
Another Bumpy Week in US-Turkey Relations

The continued U.S. insistence on the use of the general category “Kurds” to describe the YPG forces in northern Syria is a...

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

US-Turkey Cooperation in Syria Requires Serious Strategy
US-Turkey Cooperation in Syria Requires Serious Strategy

Going forward, the central question will remain the same: what is the U.S. strategy in Syria? With or without U.S. troop...

Monday, January 7, 2019

Turkey Can Help the US Exit from Syria
Turkey Can Help the US Exit from Syria

Although the withdrawal remains unclear, the road-map for Turkey is clear. Firstly, as President Erdoğan proposed in his...

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Macron s Syria Policy Does France want to Play the
Macron’s Syria Policy: Does France want to Play the Role of the US?

French President Emmanuel Macron took his stance in the White House-Pentagon conflict, praising James Mattis, who resigned...

Thursday, January 3, 2019

Turkey's Syria Strategy after the US Withdrawal
Turkey's Syria Strategy after the US Withdrawal

Trump’s decision brought many opportunities to repair especially the U.S.’s wrong strategy of working with a terrorist...

Thursday, December 27, 2018

How will the Legacy of 2018 shape Politics in the
How will the Legacy of 2018 shape Politics in the Middle East in 2019?

The legacy of 2018 will be clearly visible during the following year. There would be serious consequences as a result of...

Monday, December 31, 2018

Some Arab countries attempting to fill the power vacuum after
Some Arab countries attempting to fill the power vacuum after US withdrawal from Syria

After the U.S. decision to withdraw troops from Syria, leaders from the Arab world have announced their intention to...

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Erdogan Don t expect justice from the UN
Erdogan: ‘Don’t expect justice from the UN’

Turkey’s President Erdogan and the leader of the MHP, Devlet Bahceli, made important remarks yesterday speaking to the...

Thursday, December 27, 2018

Military activity has started in Manbij after US withdrawal
Military activity has started in Manbij after US withdrawal

News agencies reported yesterday that the Syrian regime is dispatching forces and equipment to the village of Arimah, 25...

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Turkey to purchase both S-400 and Patriot defense system 'if
Turkey to purchase both S-400 and Patriot defense system 'if necessary'

In a press meeting after a cabinet meeting yesterday, spokesman for the Turkish presidency, Ibrahim Kalin, told reporters...

Tuesday, December 25, 2018

Syria After the US Withdrawal
Syria After the US Withdrawal

If the U.S., one way or another, wants to dictate the terms of filling in the vacuum it will leave, Turkey again can play...

Tuesday, December 25, 2018

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