Trump withdraws U.S. forces from northern Syria, and administration scrambles to respond

The morning’s most important stories, curated by Post editors. (AFP via Getty Images) Trump withdraws U.S. forces from northern Syria, and administration scrambles to respond “This is total chaos,” a senior administration official said on a day when Cabinet secretaries denied that the United States had “abandoned” its Syrian Kurdish allies to invading Turkish forces. […]

America has spent $5.9 trillion on wars in the Middle East and Asia since 2001, a new study says

Published Wed, Nov 14 2018 5:15 PM ESTUpdated Thu, Nov 15 2018 9:55 AM EST Amanda [email protected]_m_macias Key Points The U.S. wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria and Pakistan have cost American taxpayers $5.9 trillion since they began in 2001. The figure reflects the cost across the U.S. federal government since the price of war is […]

Ankara Calculates the Risks of an Offensive in Northeastern Syria

(OMAR HAJ KADOUR/AFP/Getty Images) Highlights Amid the U.S. drawdown of forces from Syria, Turkey is gearing up for further incursions in the country to reduce the power of the Syrian Democratic Forces. Residual U.S. and allied forces will remain, however, raising the risk of a miscalculation or confrontation as Turkish forces push into the area.  […]

Counting the Cost of Potential U.S. Action Against Turkey

Highlights In response to any Turkish attack on the Syrian Kurds, the United States has the power to indirectly sway investor confidence in Turkey largely because of the lira’s inherent volatility and the structural weaknesses of its economy. Turkey can’t do as much economic damage to the United States, but it can create problems for […]

Turkey Room for Reconciliation With Washington? – Diverging Interests in Syria –

TURKEY AS SEEN BY BY DG RICHARD The recent summit in Tehran between the Iranian, Russian and Turkish leaders revealed the shortcomings in Turkey’s strategy in Syria, which has strained its alliance with the United States. The Turkish government may be able to ease tensions with Washington if it releases Andrew Brunson and the other […]

Karadeniz’de 10 milyar varil petrol var!

TPAO, petrol arama çalışmalarıyla ilgili umut dolu açıklamalarda bulundu… 2010 yılından itibaren Karadeniz’de sondajlara başlanacağını belirten Uysal, buradan 10 milyar varillik petrol rezervi beklediklerini söyledi. Eğer sondaj çalışmaları başarılı olursa Türkiye’nin tüm petrol ihtiyacını Karadeniz’den karşılamak mümkün hale gelecek. Halen ham petrolün varil fiyatı 135 doların üzerinde. 10 milyar varil rezerv bugünkü fiyatla yaklaşık 1 […]