An independent Kurdistan would have created the possibility for Israel to reap a major strategic advantage: a well-positioned ally.
Though a targeted strike has up-front costs, failing to act will likely exact an even greater price in the next conflict.
President Sisi has clearly demonstrated that he favors the Egyptian Armed Forces over the private sector.
Trump was right to choose the policy option that best protected U.S. interests, though imperfect.
The facts on the ground in Syria are stacked against him.
Paranoid overreactions fuel extremism.
Moscow improved its image without real change on the battlefield.
Friends, or competitors?
Moscow's incursion was a political victory, if not a total military one.
Assad is here to stay—but hope of stability isn't.
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