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Russia Savors U.S. Missteps in Syria, and Seizes Opportunity - The New York Times

<b>Russia Savors U.S. Missteps in Syria, and Seizes Opportunity - The New York Times</b>President Trump’s erratic moves are letting Russia seize the role of peacemaker — and deal-maker — in Syria.
Did Trump betray the Kurds to pay back personal favors he owes Turkey and Russia? "The policies we are witnessing from Ukraine to the Middle East are a direct consequence of the triumph of gut over brain, of emotion over intelligence, and of personal ambition over national interest," Fareed Zakaria says.


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Cathy Vikulchik 2019-10-22 at 02:04

Much of the world watched aghast as President Donald Trump shattered any notion of an informed or sane U.S. foreign policy.

Turkey, Syria, the Kurds, and Trump’s Abandonment of Foreign Policy

Robin Wright on President Donald Trump’s ignorance of the world, which has never been so blatant or produced such bipartisan opposition.
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Cathy Vikulchik 2019-10-22 at 01:59

It is hard to overstate how strategically ruinous the president's volte-face on the S.D.F. will likely prove to be.

The Editors: Trump has betrayed the Kurds—and hurt U.S. credibility abroad

Mr. Trump's turnabout is bad for the Kurds, bad for the campaign against ISIS and bad for whatever still remains of the nation’s international credibility.
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