Monthly Archives: November 2017

War on the Rocks: “What an Unfolding Humanitarian Disaster in a U.S.-Protected Enclave Tells Us About American Strategy in Syria”

New from me today on War on the Rocks: “What an Unfolding Humanitarian Disaster in a U.S.-Protected Enclave Tells Us About American Strategy in Syria” The American base in Tanaf, in Syria’s southeastern desert, has taken on outsized political import. … Continue reading

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World Politics Review: “What Will a Post-ISIS Political Order in Syria Actually Look Like?”

New from me for World Politics Review: “What Will a Post-ISIS Political Order in Syria Actually Look Like?” The United States and its Coalition allies never had a real political vision for a post-ISIS Syria. Now the country’s post-ISIS political … Continue reading

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The Century Foundation: “Saving America’s Syrian Ceasefire”

My latest for The Century Foundation: “Saving America’s Syrian Ceasefire” I went to Jordan in September to get a sense of one of America’s last major policy efforts in Syria: the “de-escalation” agreement covering Syria’s southwest. The de-escalation is the … Continue reading

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