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‘He threw them under a bus’: US allies in Middle East fear abandonment after Trump’s betrayal of Kurds


The shock waves from Donald Trump’s surprise announcement that US troops in northern Syria would step aside and allow a Turkish offensive to obliterate its long-term Kurdish partners rippled out of Washington and shook America’s allies across the region. From Israel to the Gulf, officials, diplomats and commentators expressed fears – in private and ...

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Trump May Like Putin. His Administration Doesn’t.


How the U.S. president’s Russia rapprochement never came to pass   On the campaign trail, now-President Donald Trump vowed to improve U.S. relations with Russia, and the report released by special counsel Robert Mueller earlier this month lays out in detail how his staffers tried to make it so. They ...

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