Syria's War Is Fueling Three More Conflicts - The Atlantic

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

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When an Israeli jet crashed after being shot down over Syria over the weekend, it marked a serious escalation in the Syrian Civil War. But it also reflected an ongoing reality, one that is growing more dangerous: Syria’s war encompasses at least three other international conflicts, each of which are heating up.

U.S. troops could be in Syria indefinitely. Here’s why - PBS NewsHour

Friday, January 19, 2018

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Turkey's military appeared ready on Friday to invade a Kurdish area of Syria and attack a force who, backed by the U.S., helped liberate Raqqa from the Islamic State. While the U.S. wants to convert them into a stabilization force, Turkey's president says they are a grave threat. Nick Schifrin talks with former Pentagon official Andrew Exum and Mona Yacoubian of the U.S. Institute of Peace.

Changing Dynamics in Syria - SiriusXM POTUS Ch. 124

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

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Mona Yacoubian spoke to SiriusXM POTUS Ch. 124 about the changing dynamics in Syria, addressing Assad’s grip on power, Russia’s support, and Iran and Turkey’s roles and interests. Yacoubian also addressed the rising tensions between Turkey and the United States over the Kurds.

Turkish think tank hosts discussion in US on Syria - Anadolu Agency

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

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A panel of experts in Washington held discussions Tuesday on a political solution to Syria’s ongoing civil war. Hosted by Washington-based think tank SETA DC, the discussion was titled “The Geneva Process: Toward a Political Solution in Syria”.

Reconstruction Funds Will Not Change Assad’s Behavior in Syria - Atlantic Council

Thursday, December 7, 2017

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The promise of foreign reconstruction aid will not induce cooperation from Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, which is why international efforts to rebuild the war-ravaged country should focus on local solutions, removed from the regime’s sphere of influence, according to an Atlantic Council analyst.

Trump’s ‘Mission Accomplished’ moment - Think Progress

Thursday, November 30, 2017

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After major losses in Syria and Iraq, the self-proclaimed Islamic State (ISIS) is seen as a diminishing threat — and President Donald Trump has declared the armed group defeated. But while it’s true that the group has lost a lot of territory in the Levant...

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