Of the thousands of analysts and pundits who follow the Middle East tear itself apart, many notice a distinguishable pattern. Almost all powerful actors have one or more proxies fighting their battles. Except the Arabs who seem to be relying on the flavor du jour to press for their sovereignty.
According to a senior administration official, President Donald Trump keeps half pregnant presence in Syria with 400 U.S. troops split between two different regions. It is a reversal that could pave the way for U.S. allies to keep their own troops in Syria. Trump had ordered the withdrawal of all
There is a tug of war that has exacerbated the international and regional actors fighting for Syria’s soul. It revolves around the Kurdish minorities who are seeking a state of their own carved from lands in northern Syria. The Kurdish ambitions torn between Israel and Turkey both for and against
Donald Trump is a man who likes himself, and likes people who could make him money. Period. Anyone telling you otherwise, send him packing. One fact became clear recently, Donald Trump dislikes Jews enough to pull the U.S. troops out of Syria and leave Israel alone to fight for her
The ISIS excuse fosters Syrian occupation and oppression by the various actors with a stake in Syria. Actors who flip between keeping Syria a Russian enclave, carving Syria for the Kurds, and building a Tehran-Beirut corridor. Each party involved in Syria is fighting ISIS, except the U.S. has long decimated
While experts believe Syria’s civil war is reaching its denouement, on the horizon appear the dark clouds of a direct looming regional war centuries in the making. Syria may be its most important battlefield. The fight for the Syrian province of Idlib is dangerously capable of igniting this 14 centuries