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Prospects for a Deal to Stabilise Syria’s North East
Much of north-eastern Syria has been safe during the civil war.
But in the event of U.S. military withdrawal, a mad scramble for control could be unleashed.
Washington and Moscow should help their respective allies in Syria reach a decentralisation deal for the area.
- What’s new?
In March 2018, President Donald Trump announced his intention to withdraw U.S. forces from north-eastern Syria and suspended stabilisation funding for the area.
His senior foreign policy advisers provided somewhat discordant views.
These confused messages from Washington have added uncertainty to an……