Deutsche Welle – Josef Janning

ECFR Alumni · Head, ECFR Berlin
Senior Policy Fellow

Germany is planning its largest military operation since World War II in Syria. However, disagreement on Assad is still a controversial issue. Janning says that working with Assad does not fit together. Nevertheless, local forces on the ground are perceived by many decision-makers to be the only efficient way to deal with ISIS. Training fighters like the Peshmerga should be seen cautiously.

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