President Trump’s decision in late 2018 to withdraw US Special Forces from Syria caused alarm among US allies – including Kurdish fighters relying on US support for their survival. What has America’s very limited military deployment achieved in Syria? And what are the consequences of its withdrawal? Brett McGurk answers these questions and explains how the United States can make the best out of its weakened position in the region.
About the Author
Brett McGurk was US Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter ISIS from October 2015 to December 2018.