Will Iran Leave Syria?

August 29, 2018 Topic: Security Region: Middle East Blog Brand: Middle East Watch Tags: SyriaPolicyNational SecurityAssadRefugees

Will Iran Leave Syria?

Chasing mirages does not add up to a successful foreign policy.

Mohammed Ayoob is University Distinguished Professor Emeritus of International Relations, Michigan State University, and a senior fellow, Center for Global Policy. His books include The Many Faces of Political Islam (University of Michigan Press, 2008) and, most recently, Will the Middle East Implode (2014) and editor of Assessing the War on Terror (2013).

Image: A member of forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad stands near damaged buildings in Aleppo's Salaheddine district, Syria December 16, 2016. REUTERS/Omar Sanadiki