Omer Ozkizilcik is an analyst for the SETA Foundation and is an editor at Suriye Gundemi.
After the relative calm in Idlib, the lack of a political settlement could mean more fighting is on the way. This is what it might look like.
The French President has found himself out of his depth and Germany has once again shown that it has the upper hand in guiding European Union policy.
The European Union would likely be a productive mediator and not an antagonist as it is now. But it's not too late for the bloc to play a positive role.
The West has not learned from the mistakes it made during Turkey's turmoil on the night of the failed coup.
The killing of Turkish soldiers, even if perpetrated by the Assad regime, is a watershed moment for Turkey-Russia relations.
The most outspoken celebratory messages for the killing of the controversial Iranian general came from the Turkey-backed Syrian National Amy, while the YPG-dominated Syrian Democratic Forces remain silent.
Regime fighters are encroaching on a demilitarised zone agreed to by both Moscow and Ankara. By pressing ahead, civilians are put at risk and new refugee crisis will be in the making.
The Syrian regime and Russia were under the impression that the YPG is on the ropes, but that turned out to be a strategic miscalculation as the YPG is still unwilling to make major concessions. This means the YPG-Syrian regime deal is falling apart.
Turkey's operation has been widely condemned in the West, and mostly by those who don't understand Syria, the region, or its people.
Trump's announcement in Syria could ease tensions between the US and Turkey and facilitate dialogue between the two long-standing NATO allies.
Specific details of the Turkey-US agreement over safe-zones in Syria have not been officially announced, but there is hardly an entity which hasn't presented its own version about what happened behind closed doors.
The US may have to go back to the drawing board for its Syria policy if it forces Turkey into another operation in Syria.
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