A selection of experts answer a new question from Judy Dempsey on the foreign and security policy challenges shaping Europe’s role in the world.
Does Trump’s Kurdish betrayal spell disaster for America’s allies and rapture for their adversaries? Are we in for a major realignment because Trump has forgotten who America’s friends are?
During the past few weeks, Syria has witnessed major political and military developments. The political process has seen the creation of a long-awaited constitutional committee, following an Iranian-Turkish-Russian summit.
America’s withdrawal creates an opportunity and a challenge for Moscow.
Syria is a complicated place that offers no one an unqualified win. Instead, it is a land where plans for peace, good governance and stability go to die. And right now, there’s little Washington is willing or able to do about it.
With the withdrawal of U.S. troops from northern Syria, Trump has made it infinitely harder, if not impossible, for the United States to do what he claims he wants: ask allies to share in the burden of national security.
Development, dissent, and the future of the Arab world.
Turkey’s incursion into Syria has adverse consequences for Europe’s security. But the problem is much bigger than just Turkey. It is high time the EU reemerged on the Middle East scene and acted strategically.
The United States and Europe are erroneously banking on sanctioning Turkey to contain the fallout in Syria. Instead of sanctions, the West needs to devise a mutually agreed plan of action with Ankara.
The European Union has several priorities in taking a position on Turkey’s intervention in Syria.