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Keeping Friends Close/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

October 29, 2019

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Long ago, the Chinese strategist Sun Tzu gave the following advice: “Keep your friends close and your enemies closer.” The decision to no longer treat the Syrian Kurds as allies was a decision that few have supported. The work in defeating Isis was largely done by the valiant effort of Kurdish soldiers. Stangely, despite being […]

Mirror-Image Thinking/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

October 20, 2019

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There has been much speculation about the Trump letter to Erdogan that was devoid of ant political nicety. In effect it said, “Don’t invade Syria or you will be deemed a fool”. What was the thought process of our President? Some have suggested that the president works with “mirror image” thinking. If I think this […]

Mediator as a Neutral/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

October 15, 2019

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Reuters reported the following on October 10, 2019 :”U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday he hopes he can mediate between Turkey and the Kurds following Turkey’s offensive on U.S.-allied Kurds in northeast Syria.” After giving Turkey the “green light” to “clear a path” in Syria where Kurds had been stationed, could he still be […]