U.S.-Jordan Defense Pact Good for Israel, Stability in Mideast
By ARIEL BEN SOLOMON

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AMMAN, JORDAN / JNS — March 26, 2021  — “The new agreement reflects Jordan’s increasing importance as a logistical and operative center in anticipation of further U.S. troop withdrawal from Iraq and Syria at a time when the need for a U.S. military presence increases rather than decreases,” said Hillel Frisch.  The Jordanian government publicly acknowledged a new defense agreement …

eHeziU.S.-Jordan Defense Pact Good for Israel, Stability in Mideast
By ARIEL BEN SOLOMON

U.S. Pullout Is a Boon for Assad
 By JONATHAN SPYER

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The way appears to have been cleared for an invasion of north east Syria by Turkey and its allied Sunni Islamist militias. If such an invasion takes place, it will end one of the more successful partnerships achieved by US military diplomacy in recent years- namely that between the United States Armed Forces and the Kurdish Peoples’ Protection Units (YPG). …

eHeziU.S. Pullout Is a Boon for Assad
 By JONATHAN SPYER

Trump’s Syria Fumble Right Out of Obama’s Playbook
By JONATHAN FELDSTEIN

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I will never forget the first time I realize that Barack Obama was clueless about the Middle East. I was traveling in the US during the 2008 campaign. An Obama commercial stuck with me like a bone in my throat.  In speaking about the Middle East he said something to the effect of ‘we will withdraw our troops and end …

Jonathan FeldsteinTrump’s Syria Fumble Right Out of Obama’s Playbook
By JONATHAN FELDSTEIN