Rao Komar

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Rao Komar is a foreign policy analyst and a former intelligence analyst at the SecDev group, a Canadian private intelligence firm. He has written about the Middle East and U.S. policy for a variety of publications and organizations, including Foreign Policy, War on the Rocks, the Atlantic Council, Bellingcat, and the Middle East Institute.

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Trump's New Syria Strategy is Woefully Unrealistic

On January 17, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson laid out the Trump administration’s Syria strategy for the first time at Stanford University’s Hoover Institute. Tillerson’s speech cleared up much of the uncertainty regarding whether the United States would stay in Syria after the defeat of the Islamic State, confirming that the administration would maintain a military presence in the country for the foreseeable future. In addition, he highlighted five key U.S.