Foreign Correspondent: Trump Blows it Big Time in Syria

by Reese Erlich In less than two weeks, President Donald Trump has managed to create a massive and avoidable crisis in Syria. By greenlighting the Turkish invasion of northern Syria, Trump’s policy forced more than 160,000 Syrians to flee their… Continue Reading  

What is Turkey Really After in Syria?

by Shireen T. Hunter Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has justified his invasion of the Kurdish-inhabited areas of northeastern Syria in terms of preventing Syrian Kurdish groups linked to Turkey’s Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) from assisting that group’s insurgency against… Continue Reading  

What Makes the Arabs Anxious about Operation Peace Spring?

by Abdulaziz Kilani On October 9, Turkey launched a military operation against the Syrian Kurds. The move came just hours after the U.S. announced that it was withdrawing its military forces from northeast Syria. Ankara’s move has been widely criticized,… Continue Reading  

Iran’s View on Turkey’s Operation Peace Spring 

by Giorgio Cafiero A common view in Washington is that President Donald Trump’s decision to essentially green light Turkey’s Operation Peace Spring against the Peoples’ Protection Units (YPG) in northern Syria benefits key U.S. adversaries, including the Islamic Republic of… Continue Reading