- Diplomacy & Foreign Affairs
Why the Euphrates Crossing has Deep Implications for the U.S. in Syria
Senior Fellow in the Program on Arab Politics, Washington Institute
Andrew Tabler Senior Fellow in the Program on Arab Politics, Washington Institute
By enabling Assad’s forces to bridge the Euphrates river, Moscow is denying Washington leverage over the Syrian government and is raising the risk of direct confrontation between U.S. and Russian proxies in east Syria, writes the Washington Institute’s Andrew Tabler.