The Kurdish Crisis in Syria in a Nutshell: A Case of Bad Policy


Who Are the Kurds? — Why Are They Significant as a US Ally?

The President of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. Source:

What Did Trump do Wrong?

Trump surprised the world, especially the Kurds, by deciding to pull back approximately 1,000 American troops from the border between Syria and Turkey.

How Should We Think of Trump’s Decision?

What should concern us in the West as we analyze this case of bad foreign policy is what this can potentially do to the alliances America has with other countries and resistance coups around the world.

Kurdish protestors marching in London. Source: Unsplash

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Jakub Ferencik

Jakub Ferencik


Author of “Up in the Air” & “Beyond Reason” available on AMAZON | MA McGill Uni | Research assistant for EUROPEUM Prague | 500+ blog posts with 1+ mil. views