Trump’s critics appear to believe that backing a Marxist splinter group aligned with the anti-American, pro-Iranian axis in its war against a NATO ally is sound policy.
Trump was right to challenge the foreign policy status quo in Syria. He’s wrong to create a similar future problem by placing troops in Saudi Arabia.
Moving American troops from Syria would be perhaps the most far-sighted thing Trump does as president, and would benefit the United States in the years to come.
Donald Trump is doing a very bad job explaining his decision on troop removal in Syria. He needs help.
The affair highlights the challenges facing an aging alliance that was built for a different strategic context, and the inadequacy of old foreign policy structures for a new world.
The brewing conflict along the Syrian-Turkish border, which reentered the news cycle this week as Turkish President Recep Erdoğan threatened to invade Syria, is rooted in Obama policies that were always destined to erupt in chaos.
Trump’s decision nips further mission creep in the bud and refocuses the national security bureaucracy on the right priorities.
Upping the ante in Syria would be politically disastrous for the president, and more important, it would damage America’s national security. Here’s why.
Iranian religious fighters see the fight against ISIS as a great way to subjugate the Sunni areas of Iraq and bring them under Iran’s influence and even control.
Author Stephen Mansfield shares his interactions with Kurdish leaders, what the Trump administration should do, and his prediction for the results of the independence referendum.
We must not dismiss the horrors faced by Christians and other minorities. President Trump must help them, lest another round of atrocities ensue.
The Trump administration, like the Obama administration before it, is militarily invested in Iraq and Syria. Yet it has no strategic vision for Syria after the fight against ISIS is over.
Defeating ISIS would most likely necessitate a holistic, long-term approach in Iraq along the lines of the 2007 surge. But this would cost the president significant political capital.
The Obama administration is pinching the Kurds, who have been the United States’ most reliable anti-terrorism partner in the Middle East.
Donald Trump isn’t the first Republican presidential front-runner to completely botch a basic foreign policy interview. George W. Bush did the same in 1999.
The Kurds are ready to be the peaceful, Muslim democracy the Middle East needs.
Why would Iraq’s Maliki think he can get away with a coup? Because everyone is eating Barack Obama’s lunch.
President Obama reveals “humanitarian” foreign policy as ineffectual posturing substituted for actual strategy.
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