Trump’s Middle East Strategy could Free Vladimir Putin to Grasp a Central Role

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United States President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw the remaining U.S. troops from northern Syria will play directly into the hands of Russian President Vladimir Putin, according to several analysts. The sudden pullback of 1,000 U.S. soldiers in the area has freed Turkish forces to carry out an offensive against Kurdish forces who had been allied with American troops in the fight against the so-called Islamic State.

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