MENA Salon: Trouble with the US Withdrawal from Syria

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  Friday, January 25, 2019
  3 - 4 p.m.
  Stephens Hall

President Trump’s maneuver to withdraw US forces from Syria sparked a new diplomatic brawl with Turkey. Inevitably, the plan raised questions about its effects on Syrian Kurds and the Democratic Federation of Northern Syria. Triggering global confusion, Trump threatened Turkey with economic devastation unless a 20 mile safe zone was created on the Northern Syria border. The withdrawal decision was further complicated by the killing of four Americans in a suicide attack in Manbij claimed by ISIS--after the organization had been deemed "defeated." In this week’s Salon, we will continue our discussion on Syria through a focus on Turkey. Every Friday in the semester, the Center for Middle Eastern Studies hosts an informal weekly guided discussion of current events in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), open to all and free of charge.

Center for Middle Eastern Studies
University of California, Berkeley
340 Stephens Hall, Berkeley, CA  94720-2314
510.642.8208
cmes@berkeley.edu

 

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