January 10, 2019

Bolton’s Syria Snafu Reveals Oil’s Biggest Risk

Trump’s unpredictable policy and personnel swings make dangerous misunderstandings more likely.

It is difficult to tell who is more peeved at National Security Adviser John Bolton right now: his boss President Donald Trump or Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. In seeking to reassure Israel this weekend about the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Syria, Bolton added some nuances that first prompted Trump to tweet nothing had changed and then drew outrage from Erdogan, who skipped the reassuring meeting Bolton was supposed to have with him. Read more.


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