Monthly Archives: June 2017

Stormclouds over Syria

(Originally Published as ‘Trump is Tripping over Iran and Russia’s Red Lines in Syria’ in Foreign Policy, June 26, 2017) In the past five weeks, U.S. forces in Syria have struck directly at the Assad regime and its allies … Continue reading

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US Strategy and Israel’s Stake in Eastern Syria

Jerusalem Post, 24/6 The downing on June 18th  of a Syrian Air Force SU-22 by a UA Navy F-18 Super Hornet over the skies of northern Syria sharply raises the stakes in the emergent stand-off in the country.  This stand-off … Continue reading

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Lines in the Sand

Jerusalem Post, 9/6 An alliance of pro-US Sunni Arab states is emerging The decision by Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Egypt and Yemen  to cut off diplomatic relations with Qatar is the latest step in the re-emergence of … Continue reading

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