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Last week, I wrote about one of the troublesome byproducts of the Trump-Putin summit in Hamburg: a ceasefire in southwestern Syria that Israel worries will...
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Until now, the notion that Donald Trump was providing Russia and Vladimir Putin with concessions at the expense of U.S. interests was poorly supported. That...
syria

Eric Edelman--a former undersecretary of defense in the Bush administration, an aide to Vice President Cheney, and one of the most respected foreign policy hands...
syria

With all of Washington consumed by the effort to craft and pass health-care legislation, the Trump White House appeared to catch the country’s political establishment...
russia

Max Boot is right: Russia is not going to risk igniting a third world war by targeting coalition aircraft over the skies of Syria. And...
Syria

With the Trump White House struggling to contain the fallout from the bombshell revelation that the president shared sensitive intelligence with Russian governmental officials, former Obama...
Safe zones

One week ago, Russian President Vladimir Putin propositioned the United States. Russia’s chief executive revealed that, in a phone conversation with President Donald Trump last...
Syria

In the search for effective proxies in Syria, the U.S. has found the Kurdish YPG militia to be the best bet. It may be the...
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On Thursday night, the United States took the welcome step of acknowledging its years-long military effort to undermine the Syrian regime by shifting from covert...
Syria

One of the worst things that Barack Obama did while in office was to announce a “red line” over the Syrian government’s use of chemical...
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If President Donald Trump wanted to confuse his opponents and dilute any serious criticisms of his approach to the situation in Syria, he could have...
Assad

In his campaign for the presidency, Donald Trump made a special point of noting the myriad ways in which Barack Obama’s approach to foreign policy...