Trump’s twin withdrawals from Syria and Afghanistan

Trump’s twin withdrawals from Syria and Afghanistan” Rising Kashmir, 24 December 2018

Trump has a great ability in foreign policy making. When the world deplores a Trump decision as his worst, his new one makes the earlier one less problematique. He is a disaster in progress. Withdrawal or significant reversals of the American approaches under Trump to the Paris process on Climate Change, NAFTA, Iran nuclear deal and NATO should pale in front of his latest decision to cut the troops from Syria, followed by the same in Afghanistan.

One can agree with Trump’s tweet on US being the policeman: “Does the USA want to be the Policeman of the Middle East, getting NOTHING but spending precious lives and trillions of dollars protecting others who, in almost all cases, do not appreciate what we are doing? Do we want to be there forever? Time for others to finally fight…”

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D. Suba Chandran
D. Suba Chandran is a Professor at the International Strategic & Security Studies, National Institute of Advanced Studies (NIAS), Bangalore.

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