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'Uncoordinated Deconfliction' in Syria: A Recipe to Contain, Not Defeat, ISIS

Andrew J. TablerAlso available in العربيةJanuary 26, 2015If Washington continues to bomb ISIS while sidestepping the question of Assad's future, Syria may wind up partitioned between jihadist and Iranian-backed forces.Washington's nascent policy of "uncoordinated deconfliction" with Bashar al-Assad's regime in the fight against the "Islamic State"/ISIS may not be a formal alliance, but it does have the potential to foster serious problems.