The U.S. withdrawal from Kurdish-controlled Syrian territory continues to impact U.S. allies in the region, as they come to terms with the possibility that the Trump administration may not always be there for them.
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The announcement and subsequent withdrawal of U.S. troops from the Syrian-Turkish border has caught many by surprise. It has sparked accusations of American betrayal, and even elicited some strong responses from the U.S. president’s allies in Congress.
Eight years since Egyptians overthrew the country’s longtime ruler Hosni Mubarak and six years since the coup that ousted Muslim Brotherhood’s Mohamed Morsi, some are calling for another revolution.
The problem with the concept of national security — a modern version of the notion of “raison d’état” — is that it is an invitation to lawlessness.