Turkey’s Role in Leveraging the Future of Idlib

| Timothy Russell
Timothy Russell
Dr. Timothy Russell, Former NSC Director for Syria

President Trump took to Twitter this week, tweeting, “Hearing word that Russia, Syria and, to a lesser extent, Iran, are bombing the hell out of Idlib Province in Syria, and indiscriminately killing many innocent civilians. The World is watching this butchery. What is the purpose, what will it get you? STOP!”

The humanitarian disaster in Idlib has been deteriorating for months and follows a pattern that has become a familiar and effective strategy for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad as he continues his hold on power.  

Dr. Timothy Russell served at the White House as the National Security Council’s Director for Syria from 2014-2015, and writes about Turkey’s opportunity to leverage its influence in Idlib.

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The Author is Timothy Russell

Dr. Timothy Russell joined the Center for Intelligence and Security Studies, at the University of Mississippi after having served for more than a decade as a manager and Middle East specialist in the CIA's Directorate of Operations, Directorate of Analysis, and Directorate of Digital Innovation. While at CIA, Dr. Russell focused on threats to Middle Eastern stability and U.S. interests posed by conflicts across the region, and he completed tours in the Middle East, Africa, and Europe. From... Read More

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