“Failure to recognize Kurdistan is not only an abdication of moral leadership, it is a geostrategic error for the United States. Without Kurdistan as a buffer state between Iran’s expansion into the Levant, as well as a check against Turkish and Russian consolidation of the region’s energy sources, we will permanently lose the region to our adversaries. Backing the Kurds to the fullest is in America’s best interest.”
“The cynics insist that America’s race against the Russo-Iranian alliance for control over Deir ez-Zor is “about oil.” Not so. Yes, Dear ez-Zor has a great deal of oil in the sands beneath it, but the U.S. objective is geopolitical: we want to stop Iran from expanding its control over the Shia crescent. Denying Iran control over the ancient caravan routes is vital to keeping Iran contained and preventing Iranian hegemony in the region.”
“If America can deny Iran control over the ancient caravan routes, then America can accomplish the first part of its plan to contain Iran.”
America doesn’t–and shouldn’t want to–fight long wars. The immense failures of the Global War on Terror prove why.
I was interviewed by Chris Buskirk of the “Seth & Chris Show” where I discussed my recent research into the Russian (non)-threat and how America is in danger of turning Russia into an actual threat, when it is in reality a potential strategic partner.
“We are not interested in turning the Mideast into the Midwest anymore. That’s a good thing. We want to restore a balance of power to the region, by pitting a Sunni-Israeli-Kurdish(?) alliance off of the Shiite alliance, and then taking a step back. That’s a noble goal. In order to do that, we have to get the Russians to step back also. Iran is playing Russia for fools. Once Russia and America are laid low by war, Iran will be able to have their way with both. The sooner the Russians realize that, the world will be better off.”
National security expert, Brandon J. Weichert, discusses U.S. foreign policy in the Mideast.
In my recent lecture for the Koscuzsko Chair Intermarium Series at the Institute of World Politics, I talk about Turkey’s future under President Recep Erdogan and its implications for American foreign policy and the Middle East.
On the eve of the sixth anniversary of the Bin Laden Raid in Pakistan, I offer a contrarian assessment of the effectiveness of that raid at American Greatness.
Turkish President Recep Erdogan is disinterested in fighting ISIS, so long as it means supporting the Kurds. The Trump Administration should act accordingly.