President Trump’s recent decision to withdraw from Syria in the wake of Turkey’s operation in the north of the country has triggered a passionate debate about U.S. policy. While the US counterterrorism campaign against ISIS had its successes, Turkey has seen the policy of supporting the YPG directly undermining the strategic and national security interests of its NATO ally. As the US announced a limited continued presence around oil fields to deny ISIS valuable resources, the future of US policy towards Syria and the Middle East as a whole remains uncertain.
Join the SETA Foundation at Washington DC as we discuss the future of the US policy on Syria.
Mona Yacoubian, Senior Advisor for Syria, the Middle East, and North Africa, The United States Institute of Peace
Luke Coffey, Director of the Douglas and Sarah Allison Center for Foreign Policy, The Heritage Foundation
Kilic B. Kanat, Research Director, The SETA Foundation at Washington DC
Moderated by Kadir Ustun, Executive Director, The SETA Foundation at Washington DC