The days of ‘rolling back’ Iran in Syria are gone. Containment and deterrence may be all that is left. And the situation is too dangerous for Trump to kick down the road.
The Trump administration’s short-term thinking is even worse than Obama’s. By signing on to Russia’s strategy, it’s guaranteeing strife, and giving a boost to al Qaeda.
Unless America addresses the chaos Assad has wrought, it can’t stop the rise of jihadism in Syria.