The US Withdrawal from Syria: Causes, Contexts and Consequences

Content Type
Policy Brief
Institution
Al Jazeera Center for Studies
Abstract
Trump’s decision leaves the Kurdish nationalists of the KDP defenceless and, with their patron gone, will likely cause splits among Arab forces allied with Kurdish militiamen. Regionally, it sends a message to US allies in the Gulf about the Trump’s commitment to the Iran-containment strategy.
Topic
International Security, International Affairs
Political Geography
America, Syria