June 21, 2017

U.S. on collision course with Syria and Iran once de facto Islamic State capital falls

Featuring Ilan Goldenberg

Source: Washington Post

Journalists Greg Jaffe, Karen DeYoung

Trump administration officials, anticipating the defeat of the Islamic State in its de facto Syrian capital of Raqqa, are planning for what they see as the next stage of the war, a complex fight that will bring them into direct conflict with Syrian government and Iranian forces contesting control of a vast desert stretch in the eastern part of the country.

Read the full piece on The Washington Post.

  • Ilan Goldenberg

    Senior Fellow and Director, Middle East Security Program

    Ilan Goldenberg is Senior Fellow and Director of the Middle East Security Program at the Center for a New American Security. He is a foreign policy and defense expert with ext...