Matthew RJ Brodsky
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Beware Russia's Endgame in Syria
It's not just about helping Assad; it's about disrupting American interests.

October 17, 2018  •  The Weekly Standard

Russia has suffered a number of strategic setbacks in its attempt to cement its role as Syria's arbiter. From Putin's perspective, a panacea for his problems would be a Syrian-Israeli peace process led by Russia. Such an effort would simultaneously damage America's regional alliances, fully normalize Assad as Syria's leader, and cement Russia's regional position. Better yet, the process itself would achieve these objectives, regardless of its political outcome.

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The Jamal Khashoggi Episode in a U.S. Foreign Policy Context

October 15, 2018  •  Dr. Drew Midday Live with Lauren Sivan / 790 KABC Radio

The disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi and the mass of unverified rumors regarding his demise has dominated the news cycle. Can we separate fact from fiction, and human rights concerns from long term American interests? Matthew RJ Brodsky joins Dr. Drew Midday Live with Lauren Sivan on KABC Radio to discuss the late-breaking news, just as new unverified reports surface that Saudi Arabia was considering taking responsibility for an interrogation gone wrong.

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No Reconstruction Assistance in Syria Until Iran Withdraws and Jamal Khashoggi's Disappearance

October 11, 2018  •  Secure Freedom Radio / The Frank Gaffney Show

Matthew RJ Brodsky joins Frank Gaffney on Secure Freedom Radio to discuss America's strategic shift in Syria and reflect on Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's speech at JINSA. They also discuss the latest developments in the disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi.

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The New U.S. Strategy in Syria
It combines diplomacy, messaging, and a forward-leaning military posture.

October 7, 2018  •  National Review

As the civil-war aspect of the Syrian conflict winds down, the great power struggle among states is intensifying. It appears the Trump team has discovered that its ability to help solve the former will determine how it fares in the latter. The administration is relying on a combination of public messaging and behind-the-scenes diplomacy, but perhaps most important, they are backing it up with a forward-leaning military posture. If recent developments are an indication of future results, the U.S. may finally have a foundation it can build upon. And that's not just bad news for Russia but for Iran as well.

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How Trump is Turning the Corner in Syria

October 3, 2018  •  Al-Arabiya English

With so many internal and external actors involved in the Syrian swamp, it's often difficult to gauge how any form of progress relates to America's wider objectives in the Middle East. The Trump administration, however, has finally found a formula to compete and win in a game of three-dimensional chess in Syria, without sinking the U.S. in the kind of quicksand reminiscent of the experience in Iraq.

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Matthew RJ Brodsky's Book

Resolving the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

by Matthew RJ Brodsky
Security Studies Group
June 26, 2018

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