Syria

Patrick Cockburn Isis is being defeated here in Iraq – but it doesn't feel any safer

‘We don’t have a policy in Syria,’ one former US State Department official told me. ‘Everybody in the Middle East knows that whatever is said by the Pentagon, State Department or National Security Council lacks authority because whatever assurances they give may be contradicted within the hour by a presidential tweet or by one of the factions in the White House’

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