Many have questioned the wisdom of getting out too soon and leaving the playing field to Russia and Iran.
First, while Trump’s success in the 2016 elections had originally been questioned due to Russian meddling, the picture has now also changed with this scandal.
security establishment seeks to push back on the Russian/Iranian influence in Syria.
have used the YPG in their ‘fight’ against Daesh, but more importantly to decrease Russian and Iranian influence in the region, at the expense of supporting an organization also linked to terrorism.
Last week President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin launched the construction of Turkey’s first nuclear power plant.
(67 percent mistrust) and 26 percent Russia (67 mistrust).
It has gotten away with murder with the backing of Russia and Iran.
were to remain in Syria, and only one if they were to withdraw – which was that with full withdrawal, Russia and Iran would take advantage.
It is needless to say that Russia will become a more significant actor in a post-American Syria.
ecep Tayyip Erdogan, Vladimir Putin, and Hassan Rouhani, the presidents of Turkey, Russia and Iran, met in Ankara on April 4 and they, once again, pledged to work together to conclude the everlasting war in Syria.
Being held in Turkey’s capital city Ankara, the meeting between the Presidents of Iran, Russia and Turkey on Wednesday (04/04/2018) pledged to cooperate on reconstruction and aid, and vowed to protect Syria’s territorial integrity.
As of now the Middle East military balance tends to incline towards a two-sided power struggle where Turkey, Qatar, Egypt and Iran are closing on the Russian partnership and Israel, Saudi Arabia and the UAE are deepening their cooperation with the United States.
Did Trump really mean what he said? Can he really pull troops out of Syria given CENTCOM’s years-long investment in the PYD/SDF? Can Macron really send troops to Syria? Even if he does, would they be just symbolic forces or can France really take the risk of a military encounter with other forces on the ground, particularly with Russia, given the recently heated relations between Russia and NATO? Hence, such a replacement in the near future is not probable, but possible.
ussian ex-spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia Skripal were found on a bench in Salisbury on March 4, 2018.