The tenuous deal surely is welcome news for the Trump administration, which has struggled to define a set of objectives in Syria and seemed to have little leverage to stop the looming Idlib offensive. The U.S. for years has waged a bombing campaign against the Islamic State in Syria, but the administration stopped short of … More Can Turkey and Russia Create a Buffer Zone in Idlib?
What can be done to stop the looming Idlib assault, and what — realistically — is the best outcome the Trump administration can hope for? “There’s always been overlapping or unclear objectives. There’s never been an unambiguous strategy. Unlike the Russians, as we know, who have always had one clear strategy: the preservation of the … More Limited U.S. Policy Options in Syria [Interview]