US endorsement of Turkish military operations in Syria

Initial reports summarising the widely-criticised move are available from The GuardianThe New York Times and Foreign Policy, among others. The Centre for International and Strategic Studies has also published a Q&A analysing the implications of a Turkish intervention in northern Syria for the region and wider world.

The recent White House announcement comes on the heels of the Syria Study Group’s final report – published late last month, it identified five key threats to US security in Syria, and emphasised that the US should actually be redoubling its stabilisation efforts in the country.