: :inin Kyiv (EET)

After the Syria withdrawal, it’s time the US rethinks the use of proxy forces


The failure
in Syria

The foreign
policy debacle in Syria, marked by US President Donald Trump’s speedy
withdrawal of American troops, and a Turkish invasion in areas under control of
Washington’s former ally the Syrian Democratic forces (SDF), is a humiliating end to the United States military
intervention in Syria. Yet, the supposed American disentanglement from “forever wars” does not herald the end of ongoing proxy
wars.

On the
contrary, it is likely the use of a proxy, which is a non-state actor supported
by a state in a given conflict, will continue to be normalized in indirect conflicts
where great powers compete. What lessons can the US learn from …read more

Source:: Atlantic Council

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