What Went Wrong in Syria?


Former US ambassador in Syria, Robert Ford, talks about the US's policy since 2011 and what went wrong. Key points: 

Stating that Assad should step aside, not enforcing the red line after Ghouta 2013, supporting the YPG instead of an Arab force. 

An important point that many observers never understood: Washington's strategy was not to overthrow Assad but to provide rebels help to such an extend that Assad would negotiate. 


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