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Justin Schuster

Justin Schuster

Managing Director at Syria Direct
  • An important look at the legality of continued American presence in Syria.

    The administration has clearly signaled that after the "defeat" of ISIS, attention will be focused on Iran. In addition to the legality question, I would also want to know more about the administration's strategy to ensure violent

    An important look at the legality of continued American presence in Syria.

    The administration has clearly signaled that after the "defeat" of ISIS, attention will be focused on Iran. In addition to the legality question, I would also want to know more about the administration's strategy to ensure violent extremism does not return after the territorial defeat of the Islamic State. The campaign to defeat ISIS leveled entire cities (e.g. Raqqa, Deir e-Zor, etc.) and meanwhile stabilization funding is either being rolled back or frozen altogether. Basic services need to be provided to ensure a lasting defeat of extremism in territory retaken from the Islamic State.

  • Great piece! Resonates quite deeply with the conversations we had on a near-daily basis in the Syria Direct newsroom about preserving both content and emotion when translating between English and Arabic.