Nicholas Heras

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Nicholas Heras said : "There has been no secret that the Pentagon prefers to remain in Syria with a light-footprint U.S. military presence in order to prevent the reemergence of ISIS," "ISIS wants to remain in Syria to maintain its networks of operatives to carry out operations in the Middle East and to coordinate with operatives in Europe. U.S. interests in the region and in Europe are at risk if ISIS reconstitutes itself in Syria" External link

news-yahoo Tuesday, November 19, 2019 10:04:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Heras told : “The state of US-Turkish relations is in free fall, but as long as Erdogan holds Trump close to him on a personal level, neither leader is too much worried,” External link

thenational Wednesday, November 13, 2019 10:15:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Heras said ( about Mr Trump ) : “The Trump administration has made it clear that it will not bother Turkey too much about issues concerning the Syrian-Turkish border areas,” External link

thenational Wednesday, November 13, 2019 10:15:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Heras said : “To counter Isis you need lighter, more agile forces,” External link

news-yahoo Friday, November 8, 2019 9:47:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Heras said : “The type of operations that ISIS is trying to plan in Deir ez-Zor doesn’t require heavy armored vehicles to thwart,” “ISIS has not tried to take hold or maintain control of ground in Deir ez-Zor because essentially the coalition owns the air and ISIS understands the consequences that would have for its network there” External link

news-yahoo Friday, November 1, 2019 8:06:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Heras explique : "Ce que nous savons, c'est que le gouvernement turc a été très contrarié par la manière dont le gouvernement américain continue de coopérer étroitement avec les , dirigées par les Kurdes )" External link

msn-fr Wednesday, October 30, 2019 7:16:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Heras explique : "Ce que nous savons, c'est que le gouvernement turc a été très contrarié par la manière dont le gouvernement américain continue de coopérer étroitement avec les (FDS, dirigées par les Kurdes )" External link

france24 Wednesday, October 30, 2019 6:28:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Heras said ( about Assad ) : "Trump's focus on Syrian oil is not about IS, it is about cutting down Assad's regime and dragging Russia kicking and screaming towards American demands for the future political structure of Syria through the Geneva process," External link

voanews-sw Wednesday, October 30, 2019 5:42:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Heras said ( about Assad ) : "Trump's focus on Syrian oil is not about IS, it is about cutting down Assad's regime and dragging Russia kicking and screaming towards American demands for the future political structure of Syria through the Geneva process," External link

voanews Wednesday, October 30, 2019 5:07:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Heras said : “What we know is that the Turkish government has been very upset with how closely the US government continues to cooperate with the [Kurdish-led] SDF. For operational reasons, the US found it best to leave from Erbil, in an atmosphere of more coordinated security for the US that would make it more unlikely for ISIS [IS group] to get prior warning of the raid. If you read between the lines of what US officials are saying, it’s clear we don’t trust Turkey enough to cooperate closely,” External link

france24-en Wednesday, October 30, 2019 2:25:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Heras said ( about Qaeda ) : “I believe that in the days to come, we will find a lot of parallels with Pakistan,” “We will see more reports emerge of elements within the Turkish state seeing ISIS as a useful tool just as elements within Pakistan’s security apparatus saw al Qaeda and the Taliban as useful tools” External link

france24-en Wednesday, October 30, 2019 2:25:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Heras noted : “The US has established other bases that can take the load off and diminish Incirlik’s importance,” “There are bases in Qatar, the United Arab Emirates, Erbil, a Forward Operating Base [FOB] in Greece and other places in the region that reduces the importance of Incirlik” External link

france24-en Wednesday, October 30, 2019 2:25:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Heras said ( about Donald Trump ) : “This move would be a radical shift from the United States’ longstanding focus on defeating ISIS’s territorial caliphate and preventing ISIS from re-emerging in Syria and it would instead signal that the Trump team has a larger, geopolitical objective in Syria,” External link

yalibnan Monday, October 28, 2019 12:23:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Heras said ( about Assad ) : “America’s mission in Syria is morphing from a noble battle against the most reviled terrorist organization in the world into a quixotic gambit to force changes in Assad’s behavior by taking Syria’s oil,” External link

yalibnan Monday, October 28, 2019 12:23:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Heras said ( about Donald Trump ) : “This move would be a radical shift from the United States’ longstanding focus on defeating ISIS’s territorial caliphate and preventing ISIS from re-emerging in Syria and it would instead signal that the Trump team has a larger, geopolitical objective in Syria,” External link

yalibnan Sunday, October 27, 2019 4:38:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Heras said ( about Assad ) : “America’s mission in Syria is morphing from a noble battle against the most reviled terrorist organization in the world into a quixotic gambit to force changes in Assad’s behavior by taking Syria’s oil,” External link

yalibnan Sunday, October 27, 2019 4:38:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Heras said ( about Donald Trump ) : "This move would be a radical shift from the United States' longstanding focus on defeating ISIS's territorial caliphate and preventing ISIS from re-emerging in Syria and it would instead signal that the Trump team has a larger, geopolitical objective in Syria," External link

jordantimes Saturday, October 26, 2019 11:32:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Heras said ( about Assad ) : "America's mission in Syria is morphing from a noble battle against the most reviled terrorist organisation in the world into a quixotic gambit to force changes in Assad's behavior by taking Syria's oil," External link

jordantimes Saturday, October 26, 2019 11:32:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Heras said ( about Donald Trump ) : “This move would be a radical shift from the United States’ longstanding focus on defeating ISIS’s territorial caliphate and preventing ISIS from re-emerging in Syria and it would instead signal that the Trump team has a larger, geopolitical objective in Syria,” External link

thedailystarBD Saturday, October 26, 2019 11:18:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Heras said ( about Assad ) : “America’s mission in Syria is morphing from a noble battle against the most reviled terrorist organization in the world into a quixotic gambit to force changes in Assad’s behavior by taking Syria’s oil,” External link

thedailystarBD Saturday, October 26, 2019 11:18:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Heras said ( about Donald Trump ) : “This move would be a radical shift from the United States’ longstanding focus on defeating ISIS’s territorial caliphate and preventing ISIS from re-emerging in Syria and it would instead signal that the Trump team has a larger, geopolitical objective in Syria,” External link

yalibnan Saturday, October 26, 2019 6:02:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Heras said ( about Assad ) : “America’s mission in Syria is morphing from a noble battle against the most reviled terrorist organization in the world into a quixotic gambit to force changes in Assad’s behavior by taking Syria’s oil,” External link

yalibnan Saturday, October 26, 2019 6:02:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Heras said ( about Donald Trump ) : "This move would be a radical shift from the United States' longstanding focus on defeating ISIS's territorial caliphate and preventing ISIS from re-emerging in Syria and it would instead signal that the Trump team has a larger, geopolitical objective in Syria," External link

naharnet-en Saturday, October 26, 2019 10:34:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Heras said ( about Assad ) : "America's mission in Syria is morphing from a noble battle against the most reviled terrorist organization in the world into a quixotic gambit to force changes in Assad's behavior by taking Syria's oil," External link

naharnet-en Saturday, October 26, 2019 10:34:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Heras said ( about Donald Trump ) : "This move would be a radical shift from the United States' longstanding focus on defeating ISIS's territorial caliphate and preventing ISIS from re-emerging in Syria and it would instead signal that the Trump team has a larger, geopolitical objective in Syria," External link

news-yahoo Saturday, October 26, 2019 9:29:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Heras said ( about Assad ) : "America's mission in Syria is morphing from a noble battle against the most reviled terrorist organization in the world into a quixotic gambit to force changes in Assad's behavior by taking Syria's oil," External link

news-yahoo Saturday, October 26, 2019 9:29:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Heras said ( about Donald Trump ) : “This move would be a radical shift from the United States’ longstanding focus on defeating ISIS’s territorial caliphate and preventing ISIS from re-emerging in Syria and it would instead signal that the Trump team has a larger, geopolitical objective in Syria,” External link

timesofisrael Saturday, October 26, 2019 8:02:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Heras said ( about Assad ) : “America’s mission in Syria is morphing from a noble battle against the most reviled terrorist organization in the world into a quixotic gambit to force changes in Assad’s behavior by taking Syria’s oil,” External link

timesofisrael Saturday, October 26, 2019 8:02:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Heras said ( about Donald Trump ) : "This move would be a radical shift from the United States' longstanding focus on defeating ISIS's territorial caliphate and preventing ISIS from re-emerging in Syria and it would instead signal that the Trump team has a larger, geopolitical objective in Syria," External link

afp-en Saturday, October 26, 2019 4:21:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Heras said ( about Assad ) : "America's mission in Syria is morphing from a noble battle against the most reviled terrorist organization in the world into a quixotic gambit to force changes in Assad's behavior by taking Syria's oil," External link

afp-en Saturday, October 26, 2019 4:21:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Heras said ( about Assad ) : "This move would either indicate that the U.S. military believes that it cannot depend on the SDF (Syrian Democratic Forces) to protect the oil fields, and instead cut a deal with Russia and Assad behind America's back, or that the U.S. expects Assad and Russia to try to take the oil by force," External link

news-yahoo Friday, October 25, 2019 7:06:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Heras said ( about Assad ) : "This move would either indicate that the U.S. military believes that it cannot depend on the SDF (Syrian Democratic Forces) to protect the oil fields, and instead cut a deal with Russia and Assad behind America's back, or that the U.S. expects Assad and Russia to try to take the oil by force," External link

news-yahoo Friday, October 25, 2019 6:04:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Heras said ( about Assad ) : "This move would either indicate that the U.S. military believes that it cannot depend on the SDF (Syrian Democratic Forces) to protect the oil fields, and instead cut a deal with Russia and Assad behind America's back, or that the U.S. expects Assad and Russia to try to take the oil by force," External link

news-yahoo Friday, October 25, 2019 7:04:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Heras said ( about Assad ) : "This move would either indicate that the U.S. military believes that it cannot depend on the SDF (Syrian Democratic Forces) to protect the oil fields, and instead cut a deal with Russia and Assad behind America's back, or that the U.S. expects Assad and Russia to try to take the oil by force," External link

usaToday Friday, October 25, 2019 2:57:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Heras said ( about Assad ) : "This move would either indicate that the U.S. military believes that it cannot depend on the SDF (Syrian Democratic Forces) to protect the oil fields, and instead cut a deal with Russia and Assad behind America's back, or that the U.S. expects Assad and Russia to try to take the oil by force," External link

news-yahoo Friday, October 25, 2019 2:30:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Heras said : “This did give Turkey the ability to have a deep level of reconnaissance that has helped in some ways with the invasion,” External link

nytimes Thursday, October 24, 2019 9:16:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Heras said : “It put them in a position where the S.D.F. was essentially approaching Damascus on its knees,” “When you are trying to negotiate under the bombs, all the actors you are trying to negotiate with will assume you are desperate” External link

nytimes Thursday, October 24, 2019 9:16:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Heras said : “The biggest concern for the US-led coalition in Deir ez-Zor should be force protection,” External link

al-monitor Tuesday, October 22, 2019 5:12:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Heras said : “This did give Turkey the ability to have a deep level of reconnaissance that has helped in some ways with the invasion,” External link

nytimes Saturday, October 19, 2019 2:19:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Heras said : “It put them in a position where the S.D.F. was essentially approaching Damascus on its knees,” “When you are trying to negotiate under the bombs, all the actors you are trying to negotiate with will assume you are desperate” External link

nytimes Saturday, October 19, 2019 2:19:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Heras estime : «renonçant à leur territoire le long de la frontière turque» External link

lessentiel-lu-fr Friday, October 18, 2019 12:57:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Heras said ( about President Trump ) : “The United States just agreed to try to force the SDF to surrender its homeland along the Syrian-Turkish border to Turkey,” “This deal was made between President Trump and Erdogan, and for all intents and purposes, it cut the SDF out of the discussion” External link

themalaymailonline Friday, October 18, 2019 5:47:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Heras added : “The terms of the deal are exactly what Turkey most desired, which is the forced expulsion of the SDF from its border,” “Erdogan could not have asked for more from Trump in this situation” External link

themalaymailonline Friday, October 18, 2019 5:47:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Heras said ( about President Trump ) : "The United States just agreed to try to force the SDF to surrender its homeland along the Syrian-Turkish border to Turkey," "This deal was made between President Trump and Erdogan, and for all intents and purposes, it cut the SDF out of the discussion" External link

channelnewsasia Friday, October 18, 2019 4:31:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Heras added : "The terms of the deal are exactly what Turkey most desired, which is the forced expulsion of the SDF from its border," "Erdogan could not have asked for more from Trump in this situation" External link

channelnewsasia Friday, October 18, 2019 4:31:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Heras said ( about President Trump ) : "The United States just agreed to try to force the SDF to surrender its homeland along the Syrian-Turkish border to Turkey," "This deal was made between President Trump and Erdogan, and for all intents and purposes, it cut the SDF out of the discussion" External link

digitaljournal Friday, October 18, 2019 3:38:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Heras added ( about President Trump ) : "The terms of the deal are exactly what Turkey most desired, which is the forced expulsion of the SDF from its border," "Erdogan could not have asked for more from Trump in this situation" External link

digitaljournal Friday, October 18, 2019 3:38:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Heras said ( about President Trump ) : "The United States just agreed to try to force the SDF to surrender its homeland along the Syrian-Turkish border to Turkey," "This deal was made between President Trump and Erdogan, and for all intents and purposes, it cut the SDF out of the discussion" External link

pulse Friday, October 18, 2019 3:11:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Heras added ( about President Trump ) : "The terms of the deal are exactly what Turkey most desired, which is the forced expulsion of the SDF from its border," "Erdogan could not have asked for more from Trump in this situation" External link

pulse Friday, October 18, 2019 3:11:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Heras said ( about President Trump ) : "The United States just agreed to try to force the SDF to surrender its homeland along the Syrian-Turkish border to Turkey," "This deal was made between President Trump and Erdogan, and for all intents and purposes, it cut the SDF out of the discussion" External link

ibtimes Friday, October 18, 2019 2:54:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Heras added : "The terms of the deal are exactly what Turkey most desired, which is the forced expulsion of the SDF from its border," "Erdogan could not have asked for more from Trump in this situation" External link

ibtimes Friday, October 18, 2019 2:54:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Heras said ( about President Trump ) : "The United States just agreed to try to force the SDF to surrender its homeland along the Syrian-Turkish border to Turkey," "This deal was made between President Trump and Erdogan, and for all intents and purposes, it cut the SDF out of the discussion" External link

yahoo-au Friday, October 18, 2019 2:34:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Heras added : "The terms of the deal are exactly what Turkey most desired, which is the forced expulsion of the SDF from its border," "Erdogan could not have asked for more from Trump in this situation" External link

yahoo-au Friday, October 18, 2019 2:34:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Heras estime : "renonçant à leur territoire le long de la frontière turque" External link

LePoint Friday, October 18, 2019 1:38:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Heras estime : "renonçant à leur territoire le long de la frontière turque" External link

la-croix Friday, October 18, 2019 12:52:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Heras concluded ( about Donald Trump ) : “It seems that U.S. officials, desperate to keep a toehold in Syria, look at Tanf as a low-cost, light footprint—and out of Trump’s view—way to keep a U.S. presence in Syria,” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, October 17, 2019 1:50:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Heras estime ( about Assad ) : "La Russie oeuvre sans relâche pour éviter tout conflit à large échelle entre les forces d'Assad d'un côté, la Turquie et ses supplétifs de l'autre" External link

afp-fr Wednesday, October 16, 2019 5:17:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Heras said ( about Assad ) : "The move shows that the U.S. is retrenching in Syria and that the Pentagon knows that the U.S. military can no longer provide the support needed to keep almost one-third of Syria out of Russia and Assad's reach," External link

news-yahoo Wednesday, October 16, 2019 2:12:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Heras said ( about Assad ) : "The move shows that the U.S. is retrenching in Syria and that the Pentagon knows that the U.S. military can no longer provide the support needed to keep almost one-third of Syria out of Russia and Assad's reach," External link

news-yahoo Tuesday, October 15, 2019 9:33:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Heras told : “This decision is a disaster for American strategists, now and in the future,” External link

thenational Monday, October 14, 2019 9:46:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Heras said : “The fact of the matter is that Turkey has never considered countering ISIS to be of utmost importance to its national security or its interests in Syria,” External link

latimes Sunday, October 13, 2019 10:41:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Heras said ( about Assad ) : "The SDF does not want to reconcile with Assad on terms placed down by Damascus, which would amount to surrendering their autonomy," External link

news-yahoo Sunday, October 13, 2019 6:55:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Heras said ( about Assad ) : "The SDF does not want to reconcile with Assad on terms placed down by Damascus, which would amount to surrendering their autonomy," External link

jordantimes Saturday, October 12, 2019 11:15:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Heras dit ( about Assad ) : "Les FDS ne veulent pas se réconcilier avec Assad sous des conditions (...) impliquant un renoncement à l'autonomie" External link

afp-fr Saturday, October 12, 2019 3:23:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Heras said ( about Assad ) : "The SDF does not want to reconcile with Assad on terms placed down by Damascus, which would amount to surrendering their autonomy," External link

channelnewsasia Saturday, October 12, 2019 2:05:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Heras said ( about Assad ) : "The SDF does not want to reconcile with Assad on terms placed down by Damascus, which would amount to surrendering their autonomy," External link

naharnet-en Saturday, October 12, 2019 1:38:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Heras said ( about Assad ) : "The SDF does not want to reconcile with Assad on terms placed down by Damascus, which would amount to surrendering their autonomy," External link

afp-en Saturday, October 12, 2019 12:36:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Heras estime : «Les FDS ne peuvent pas défendre toute la frontière» External link

lavenir Friday, October 11, 2019 9:55:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Heras estime : «Les FDS ne peuvent pas défendre toute la frontière» External link

lessentiel-lu-fr Friday, October 11, 2019 9:20:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Heras estime : "Les FDS ne peuvent pas défendre toute la frontière" External link

LePoint Friday, October 11, 2019 3:17:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Heras disse : "As FDS não podem defender toda a fronteira" External link

uol Friday, October 11, 2019 2:44:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Heras estime : «Les FDS ne peuvent pas défendre toute la frontière» External link

lapresse-CA Thursday, October 10, 2019 10:37:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Heras estime : "Les FDS ne peuvent pas défendre toute la frontière" External link

lepetitjournal Thursday, October 10, 2019 10:30:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Heras estime : "Les FDS ne peuvent pas défendre toute la frontière" External link

tv5 Thursday, October 10, 2019 10:07:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Heras estime : "Les FDS ne peuvent pas défendre toute la frontière" External link

lamontagne Thursday, October 10, 2019 10:00:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Heras estime : "Les FDS ne peuvent pas défendre toute la frontière" External link

afp Thursday, October 10, 2019 9:52:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Heras estime : "Les FDS ne peuvent pas défendre toute la frontière" External link

LePoint Thursday, October 10, 2019 9:48:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Heras disse : “As FDS não podem defender toda a fronteira” External link

istoe Thursday, October 10, 2019 8:51:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Heras disse : "As FDS não podem defender toda a fronteira" External link

uol Thursday, October 10, 2019 7:40:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Heras estime : "Les SDF ne peuvent pas défendre toute la frontière entre la Syrie et la Turquie" External link

ipreunion Thursday, October 10, 2019 6:27:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Heras estime : "Les SDF ne peuvent pas défendre toute la frontière entre la Syrie et la Turquie" External link

clicanoo Thursday, October 10, 2019 5:00:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Heras estime : "Les SDF ne peuvent pas défendre toute la frontière entre la Syrie et la Turquie" External link

lepetitjournal Thursday, October 10, 2019 4:10:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Heras estime : "Les SDF ne peuvent pas défendre toute la frontière entre la Syrie et la Turquie" External link

tv5 Thursday, October 10, 2019 3:32:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Heras estime : "Les SDF ne peuvent pas défendre toute la frontière entre la Syrie et la Turquie" External link

lnc Thursday, October 10, 2019 3:29:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Heras estime : "Les SDF ne peuvent pas défendre toute la frontière entre la Syrie et la Turquie" External link

LePoint Thursday, October 10, 2019 3:28:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Heras estime : "Les SDF ne peuvent pas défendre toute la frontière entre la Syrie et la Turquie" External link

lamontagne Thursday, October 10, 2019 2:54:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Heras estime : "Les SDF ne peuvent pas défendre toute la frontière entre la Syrie et la Turquie" External link

afp Thursday, October 10, 2019 2:48:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Heras estime : "Les SDF ne peuvent pas défendre toute la frontière entre la Syrie et la Turquie" External link

la-croix Thursday, October 10, 2019 2:30:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Heras said : "This operation has nothing to do with IS. This is about clearing Turkey's border of Kurdish forces," External link

unian-en Thursday, October 10, 2019 10:38:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Heras said : "This operation has nothing to do with IS. This is about clearing Turkey's border of Kurdish forces," External link

deutschewelle-sw Thursday, October 10, 2019 2:01:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Heras said : “This operation has nothing to do with IS. This is about clearing Turkey’s border of Kurdish forces,” External link

ChinaPost Thursday, October 10, 2019 1:32:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Heras said : "This operation has nothing to do with IS. This is about clearing Turkey's border of Kurdish forces," External link

deutschewelle-sw Wednesday, October 9, 2019 9:45:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Heras said : "This operation has nothing to do with IS. This is about clearing Turkey's border of Kurdish forces," External link

dw-en Wednesday, October 9, 2019 9:23:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Heras said : "This operation has nothing to do with IS. This is about clearing Turkey's border of Kurdish forces," External link

deutschewelle-en Wednesday, October 9, 2019 9:22:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Heras said ( about The Syrian ) : “The Syrian Kurds are stuck between a rock and a hard place,” External link

africanewswire Tuesday, October 8, 2019 6:56:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Heras told : “This would be a bitter pill, but if the United States is going to encourage Turkey to carry out its military operations in northeast Syria, there may be no other option for them to turn to,” External link

africanewswire Tuesday, October 8, 2019 6:56:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Heras said ( about The Syrian ) : "The Syrian Kurds are stuck between a rock and a hard place," External link

irishsun Tuesday, October 8, 2019 6:09:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Heras told : "This would be a bitter pill, but if the United States is going to encourage Turkey to carry out its military operations in northeast Syria, there may be no other option for them to turn to," External link

irishsun Tuesday, October 8, 2019 6:09:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Heras said ( about The Syrian ) : "The Syrian Kurds are stuck between a rock and a hard place," External link

polandsun Tuesday, October 8, 2019 5:24:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Heras told : "This would be a bitter pill, but if the United States is going to encourage Turkey to carry out its military operations in northeast Syria, there may be no other option for them to turn to," External link

polandsun Tuesday, October 8, 2019 5:24:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Heras said ( about The Syrian ) : "The Syrian Kurds are stuck between a rock and a hard place," External link

voanews Tuesday, October 8, 2019 4:49:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Heras told : "This would be a bitter pill, but if the United States is going to encourage Turkey to carry out its military operations in northeast Syria, there may be no other option for them to turn to," External link

voanews Tuesday, October 8, 2019 4:49:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Heras said ( about The Syrian ) : "The Syrian Kurds are stuck between a rock and a hard place," External link

voanews-sw Tuesday, October 8, 2019 4:04:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Heras told : "This would be a bitter pill, but if the United States is going to encourage Turkey to carry out its military operations in northeast Syria, there may be no other option for them to turn to," External link

voanews-sw Tuesday, October 8, 2019 4:04:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Heras said : “Trump is in campaign mode again. This entire situation is a reflection of the constant sense of fear within the White House that the Trump presidency is fighting for its survival,” External link

latimes Monday, October 7, 2019 10:40:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Heras said ( about Mr Trump ) : “The US government is scrambling right now to make sense of Mr Trump's new policy,” “There is no consensus how this will all unfold, except that Turkey has neither the willingness nor the capability to prevent ISIS from reemerging” External link

thenational Monday, October 7, 2019 9:20:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Heras said : “Qatar has to balance its relations with the United States and Iran, but if push came to shove, Doha benefits much more from its partnership with the US,” External link

thenational Monday, September 30, 2019 7:41:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Heras souligne : "ne montre aucune intention de se retirer de Syrie" External link

libe Monday, September 16, 2019 9:38:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Heras souligne : "ne montre aucune intention de se retirer de Syrie" External link

msn-fr Monday, September 16, 2019 2:14:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Heras souligne : "ne montre aucune intention de se retirer de Syrie" External link

LePoint Monday, September 16, 2019 1:10:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Heras souligne : "ne montre aucune intention de se retirer de Syrie" External link

la-croix Monday, September 16, 2019 1:08:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Heras souligne : "ne montre aucune intention de se retirer de Syrie" External link

tv5 Monday, September 16, 2019 12:33:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Heras souligne : "ne montre aucune intention de se retirer de Syrie" External link

challenges Monday, September 16, 2019 12:14:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Heras souligne : "ne montre aucune intention de se retirer de Syrie" External link

afp-fr Monday, September 16, 2019 11:48:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Heras said : “The escalation conducted by Israel in Syria, Iraq, and potentially Lebanon is part of a broader messaging campaign that is being done by the IDF and by Prime Minister Netanyahu to send the message that Israel has the ability to take the conflict against Iran anywhere it so chooses in the Middle East,” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, August 29, 2019 10:10:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Heras told : “There is also a domestic political component to this, as Prime Minister Netanyahu is locked in a deathmatch for his political future,” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, August 29, 2019 10:10:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Heras told : “Israel has been escalating its attacks against Iran and Iranian-backed groups in Syria consistently for a year and a half now,” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, August 29, 2019 10:10:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Heras said : "Moving YPG units out of the Syrian-Turkish border strip and replacing them with local Syrians who are mobilized under the SDF structure is the foundation of the U.S. strategy to keep Turkey at bay and to preserve the SDF," External link

polandsun Wednesday, August 28, 2019 2:01:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Heras told : "Now the burden falls on Turkey to show that it can back off from its most extreme demands - which include the establishment of Turkish outposts in SDF territory, unchaperoned Turkish military patrols in SDF areas, and the use of Turkish armed drones over SDF lines," External link

polandsun Wednesday, August 28, 2019 2:01:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Heras said : "Moving YPG units out of the Syrian-Turkish border strip and replacing them with local Syrians who are mobilized under the SDF structure is the foundation of the U.S. strategy to keep Turkey at bay and to preserve the SDF," External link

irishsun Wednesday, August 28, 2019 12:57:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Heras told : "Now the burden falls on Turkey to show that it can back off from its most extreme demands - which include the establishment of Turkish outposts in SDF territory, unchaperoned Turkish military patrols in SDF areas, and the use of Turkish armed drones over SDF lines," External link

irishsun Wednesday, August 28, 2019 12:57:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Heras said : "Moving YPG units out of the Syrian-Turkish border strip and replacing them with local Syrians who are mobilized under the SDF structure is the foundation of the U.S. strategy to keep Turkey at bay and to preserve the SDF," External link

voanews-sw Wednesday, August 28, 2019 12:20:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Heras told : "Now the burden falls on Turkey to show that it can back off from its most extreme demands — which include the establishment of Turkish outposts in SDF territory, unchaperoned Turkish military patrols in SDF areas, and the use of Turkish armed drones over SDF lines," External link

voanews-sw Wednesday, August 28, 2019 12:20:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Heras said : "Moving YPG units out of the Syrian-Turkish border strip and replacing them with local Syrians who are mobilized under the SDF structure is the foundation of the U.S. strategy to keep Turkey at bay and to preserve the SDF," External link

voanews Tuesday, August 27, 2019 11:59:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Heras told : "Now the burden falls on Turkey to show that it can back off from its most extreme demands — which include the establishment of Turkish outposts in SDF territory, unchaperoned Turkish military patrols in SDF areas, and the use of Turkish armed drones over SDF lines," External link

voanews Tuesday, August 27, 2019 11:59:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Heras said : “Washington needs to give Ankara a win in Syria without selling out the Syrian Democratic Forces,” External link

thenational Thursday, August 22, 2019 3:06:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Heras said : “The US and Turkey are discussing the terms of how the Turkish presence can be established east of the Euphrates, without disrupting the SDF,” External link

thenational Thursday, August 22, 2019 3:06:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Heras estime : "avait besoin d'afficher sa fermeté en matière de sécurité et sa volonté d'alléger la pression que font peser sur la Turquie les millions de réfugiés" External link

afp-fr Wednesday, August 7, 2019 11:56:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Heras concluded ( about Jared Kushner ) : “The Palestinians are beginning to realise that there is a quiet Arab consensus that started to emerge at least on the economic part of the plan. But what Kushner must tread carefully is how the political part of the plan rolled out, and the Arab perception of how one-sided the plan could be in favour of the Israelis,” External link

dailynewsegypt Monday, August 5, 2019 9:06:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Heras said : "Turkey is loath to take al-Qaida and its fellow travelers head-on because that would mean devoting Turkish military resources to Idlib and possibly creating hundreds of thousands of displaced people who would immediately head toward Turkey," External link

dw-en Tuesday, July 30, 2019 10:49:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Heras said : "Turkey is loath to take al-Qaida and its fellow travelers head-on because that would mean devoting Turkish military resources to Idlib and possibly creating hundreds of thousands of displaced people who would immediately head toward Turkey," External link

deutschewelle-en Tuesday, July 30, 2019 10:38:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Heras dit : "Moscou peut accepter une influence accrue de la Turquie à Idleb, sur le court terme. Mais Damas exige de la Turquie un départ immédiat de Syrie" External link

libe Sunday, July 28, 2019 10:07:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Heras dit : "Moscou peut accepter une influence accrue de la Turquie à Idleb, sur le court terme. Mais Damas exige de la Turquie un départ immédiat de Syrie" External link

clicanoo Sunday, July 28, 2019 7:03:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Heras dit : "Moscou peut accepter une influence accrue de la Turquie à Idleb, sur le court terme. Mais Damas exige de la Turquie un départ immédiat de Syrie" External link

ipreunion Sunday, July 28, 2019 4:06:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Heras dit : "Moscou peut accepter une influence accrue de la Turquie à Idleb, sur le court terme. Mais Damas exige de la Turquie un départ immédiat de Syrie" External link

corsematin Sunday, July 28, 2019 12:22:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Heras dit : "Moscou peut accepter une influence accrue de la Turquie à Idleb, sur le court terme. Mais Damas exige de la Turquie un départ immédiat de Syrie" External link

tv5 Sunday, July 28, 2019 11:31:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Heras dit : "Moscou peut accepter une influence accrue de la Turquie à Idleb, sur le court terme. Mais Damas exige de la Turquie un départ immédiat de Syrie" External link

lepetitjournal Sunday, July 28, 2019 11:15:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Heras dit : "Moscou peut accepter une influence accrue de la Turquie à Idleb, sur le court terme. Mais Damas exige de la Turquie un départ immédiat de Syrie" External link

lamontagne Sunday, July 28, 2019 11:02:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Heras dit : "Moscou peut accepter une influence accrue de la Turquie à Idleb, sur le court terme. Mais Damas exige de la Turquie un départ immédiat de Syrie" External link

challenges Sunday, July 28, 2019 10:18:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Heras dit : "Moscou peut accepter une influence accrue de la Turquie à Idleb, sur le court terme. Mais Damas exige de la Turquie un départ immédiat de Syrie" External link

LePoint Sunday, July 28, 2019 10:10:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Heras said : "The SDF has a mandate to institutionalize and become a 'normal' security force, not just an umbrella coalition of militias, and this step is one of the important ways that it can achieve this goal," External link

globalsecurity Thursday, July 4, 2019 7:33:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Heras said : "The SDF has a mandate to institutionalize and become a 'normal' security force, not just an umbrella coalition of militias, and this step is one of the important ways that it can achieve this goal," External link

irishsun Wednesday, July 3, 2019 9:58:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Heras said : "The SDF has a mandate to institutionalize and become a 'normal' security force, not just an umbrella coalition of militias, and this step is one of the important ways that it can achieve this goal," External link

polandsun Wednesday, July 3, 2019 9:50:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Heras said : “The SDF has a mandate to institutionalize and become a ‘normal’ security force, not just an umbrella coalition of militias, and this step is one of the important ways that it can achieve this goal,” External link

voanews Wednesday, July 3, 2019 7:03:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Heras told : “The US military is being put on notice that it is vulnerable in Iraq and that it best remember that if it chooses to escalate its presence in the region,” External link

thenational Wednesday, June 19, 2019 1:35:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Heras said ( about The Syrian ) : "Wheat is a weapon of great power in this next phase of the Syrian conflict," External link

vietnamnews Friday, June 14, 2019 7:59:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Heras said ( about Assad ) : "have a significant stockpile of this wheat weapon" "It can be used to apply pressure on the Assad administration, and through Damascus on Russia, to force concessions in the UN-led diplomatic process" External link

vietnamnews Friday, June 14, 2019 7:59:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Heras said ( about The Syrian ) : "Wheat is a weapon of great power in this next phase of the Syrian conflict," External link

jordantimes Wednesday, June 12, 2019 1:34:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Heras said : "have a significant stockpile of this wheat weapon" External link

jordantimes Wednesday, June 12, 2019 1:34:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Heras said ( about The Syrian ) : “Wheat is a weapon of great power in this next phase of the Syrian conflict,” External link

arabnews Tuesday, June 11, 2019 9:06:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Heras said ( about Assad ) : “have a significant stockpile of this wheat weapon,” “It can be used to apply pressure on the Assad regime, and through the regime on Russia, to force concessions in the UN-led diplomatic process” External link

arabnews Tuesday, June 11, 2019 9:06:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Heras said ( about The Syrian ) : “Wheat is a weapon of great power in this next phase of the Syrian conflict,” External link

ekurd Tuesday, June 11, 2019 8:45:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Heras said ( about Assad ) : “have a significant stockpile of this wheat weapon” “It can be used to apply pressure on the Assad regime, and through the regime on Russia, to force concessions in the UN-led diplomatic process” External link

ekurd Tuesday, June 11, 2019 8:45:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Heras said ( about The Syrian ) : "Wheat is a weapon of great power in this next phase of the Syrian conflict," External link

msn-uk Tuesday, June 11, 2019 7:37:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Heras said ( about Assad ) : "have a significant stockpile of this wheat weapon" "It can be used to apply pressure on the Assad regime, and through the regime on Russia, to force concessions in the UN-led diplomatic process" External link

msn-uk Tuesday, June 11, 2019 7:37:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Heras said ( about The Syrian ) : "Wheat is a weapon of great power in this next phase of the Syrian conflict," External link

naharnet-en Tuesday, June 11, 2019 4:56:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Heras said ( about Assad ) : "have a significant stockpile of this wheat weapon" "It can be used to apply pressure on the Assad regime, and through the regime on Russia, to force concessions in the UN-led diplomatic process" External link

naharnet-en Tuesday, June 11, 2019 4:56:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Heras affirme ( about Assad ) : "M. Assad a besoin de l'accès aux céréales du nord-est syrien pour prévenir une crise du pain dans les régions qu'il contrôle" External link

tv5 Tuesday, June 11, 2019 4:50:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Heras affirme ( about Assad ) : "M. Assad a besoin de l'accès aux céréales du nord-est syrien pour prévenir une crise du pain dans les régions qu'il contrôle" External link

la-croix Tuesday, June 11, 2019 4:13:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Heras affirme ( about Assad ) : "M. Assad a besoin de l'accès aux céréales du nord-est syrien pour prévenir une crise du pain dans les régions qu'il contrôle" External link

LePoint Tuesday, June 11, 2019 4:07:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Heras affirme ( about Assad ) : "M. Assad a besoin de l'accès aux céréales du nord-est syrien pour prévenir une crise du pain dans les régions qu'il contrôle" External link

capital-FR Tuesday, June 11, 2019 3:35:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Heras affirme ( about Assad ) : "M. Assad a besoin de l'accès aux céréales du nord-est syrien pour prévenir une crise du pain dans les régions qu'il contrôle" External link

afp-fr Tuesday, June 11, 2019 2:57:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Heras said : “U.S. authorities realize the crunch that SDF is feeling from the resources it has to devote to keeping thousands of foreign nationals from former IS areas under its care,” External link

voanews Thursday, June 6, 2019 2:47:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Heras said : “The Americans are trying to find a mechanism that they can work out in partnership with the SDF to be able to show other Western countries that there can be a careful, phased repatriation of Western nationals from Syria to their home countries,” External link

voanews Thursday, June 6, 2019 2:47:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Heras said : “The US team has a tall task in trying to convince President Recep Tayyip Erdogan that a token Turkish force in Syria satisfies his desire to look tough against the Kurdistan Workers' Party, while reassuring the Syrian Democratic Forces that it is not committing suicide by allowing the Turks such force,” “Neither the Turks nor the SDF trust each other and they view the current situation as a zero-sum competition” External link

thenational Wednesday, May 8, 2019 3:13:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Heras said ( about Assad ) : "By mobilizing an Armenian brigade, the SDF is pronouncing to Assad that it is here to stay and that one of Syria's most vulnerable communities recognizes that fact by joining up with the SDF," External link

globalsecurity Monday, April 29, 2019 5:14:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Heras said : "For now, the U.S. team cannot get concessions from either side because both Turkey and the SDF view the situation as a zero-sum, existential battle," External link

globalsecurity Monday, April 29, 2019 5:14:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Heras says : “The U.S. and Western powers have learned often the hard way of the limited ability they have to impact change in the region,” External link

news-yahoo Tuesday, April 23, 2019 1:16:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Heras said : “HTS is becoming so woven into Idlib that the only way that its power can end is if it is ripped out of Idlib, which will lead to many dead and displaced,” External link

independent-UK Tuesday, April 2, 2019 4:37:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Heras said ( about The Syrian ) : “The Syrian conflict is more complicated because there are now powerful foreign actors that control large zones inside Syria,” External link

jordantimes Thursday, March 14, 2019 3:03:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Heras said ( about Assad ) : “Assad needs the water and wheat that the United States controls in eastern Syria,” External link

jordantimes Thursday, March 14, 2019 3:03:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Heras said : “revolution is on low flame, and that is a win for Assad” External link

jordantimes Thursday, March 14, 2019 3:03:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Heras said ( about The Syrian ) : "The Syrian conflict is more complicated because there are now powerful foreign actors that control large zones inside Syria," External link

naharnet-en Thursday, March 14, 2019 12:49:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Heras said ( about Assad ) : "Assad needs the water and wheat that the United States controls in eastern Syria," External link

naharnet-en Thursday, March 14, 2019 12:49:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Heras said ( about Assad ) : "revolution is on low flame, and that is a win for Assad," External link

naharnet-en Thursday, March 14, 2019 12:49:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Heras said : “It creates a massive bottleneck for the SDF, which does not have the resources dedicated to house them, process them and to find a means by which to repatriate them to their home countries,” External link

laht Thursday, March 7, 2019 5:11:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Heras said : “make their way back to Iraq without anyone having any idea where they are, what role they played in the ISIS organization or their ability in the future to advance the goals of ISIS incognito within the Iraqi population,” External link

laht Thursday, March 7, 2019 5:11:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Heras said ( about Recep Tayyip Erdogan ) : “The US is trying to gather enough carrots [incentives] to put into a basket to satisfy Turkish President Recep Tayip Erdogan's desire to show that he has strong national security chops, and re-designating the PKK is an easy carrot for Washington,” External link

thenational Saturday, March 2, 2019 2:13:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Heras said ( about Donald Trump ) : "Trump's decision is acknowledgement that there needs to be a small U.S. 'anchor force' that remains in Syria, for the time being, to keep U.S. coalition partner militaries on the ground in Syria," External link

globalsecurity Saturday, February 23, 2019 8:27:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Heras said ( about Donald Trump ) : "Trump's decision is acknowledgement that there needs to be a small U.S. ‘anchor force' that remains in Syria, for the time being, to keep U.S. coalition partner militaries on the ground in Syria," External link

voanews Saturday, February 23, 2019 4:32:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Heras said ( about Donald Trump ) : "The brutal fact that will confront Trump is that Turkey's military is not ready for an extensive presence throughout eastern Syria," External link

nna-en Friday, February 15, 2019 4:28:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Heras said : “A key part of IS’ strategy in Deir e-Zor moving forward is to have a network of operatives who exist amongst the local population, who are from the local population of eastern Syria...to make it difficult for any post-IS administration to provide security and services,” External link

syriadirect Friday, February 15, 2019 4:07:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Heras added : “conduct a range of different operations,” External link

syriadirect Friday, February 15, 2019 4:07:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Heras said ( about Donald Trump ) : "The brutal fact that will confront Trump is that Turkey's military is not ready for an extensive presence throughout eastern Syria," External link

nrttv Friday, February 15, 2019 1:22:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Heras said ( about Donald Trump ) : “The brutal fact that will confront Trump is that Turkey’s military is not ready for an extensive presence throughout eastern Syria,” External link

tribune Friday, February 15, 2019 11:27:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Heras said ( about Donald Trump ) : "The brutal fact that will confront Trump is that Turkey's military is not ready for an extensive presence throughout eastern Syria," External link

digitaljournal Friday, February 15, 2019 6:28:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Heras said ( about Donald Trump ) : "The brutal fact that will confront Trump is that Turkey's military is not ready for an extensive presence throughout eastern Syria," External link

pulse Friday, February 15, 2019 6:28:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Heras argued ( about Saudi ) : “this resolution will accomplish nothing to end hostilities between Saudi Arabia and the Houthis, and in fact, it may backfire” External link

thenational Thursday, February 14, 2019 3:12:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Heras argued ( about Mr Trump ) : “It could keep US engagement in Syria for the rest of Mr Trump’s term in office, even if by other means than the US military” External link

thenational Friday, February 1, 2019 6:08:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Heras said : “The challenge with Syria right now is everyone has to read a tarot card as to what exactly will happen with the Trump strategy,” “As recently as two months ago, the Trump administration was allowing Assad and his allies to reconquer all of western Syria. It’s tough to wrap our heads around how you can displace both Assad and Iran from western Syria with the leverage we have on the ground there now” External link

globalpost Friday, January 25, 2019 7:38:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Heras added : “The [latest] ceasefire means that HTS calls the shots in Idlib,” External link

syriadirect Thursday, January 24, 2019 1:56:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Heras said : “It’s no great secret that Trump's Syria team believes that the only pathway forward for the US is to strike a deal with Turkey,” External link

thenational Tuesday, January 22, 2019 10:35:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Heras said ( about Mr Trump ) : “highlighted that fact clearly and well before Mr Trump announced his intent withdraw on December 19” External link

thenational Tuesday, January 22, 2019 10:35:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Heras said : “there is really no appetite on the US side to hand over America's zone in Syria to [President Bashar Al] Assad, and therefore Turkey is seen as the best option” External link

thenational Tuesday, January 22, 2019 10:35:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Heras said : “giving the US zone to Russia is still viewed as giving it to the Assad regime, and there is a lot of angst within the US team that Putin can offer Erdogan a better deal than Mr Trump can, especially if the Russians are willing to serve up the People's Protection Units [YPG] to Turkey on a silver platter, which the US military will not do” External link

thenational Tuesday, January 22, 2019 10:35:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Heras argued : “to swap Idlib to Moscow for hundreds of kilometres of border region east of the Euphrates for Ankara, it would be catastrophic for Trump's Syria team and would throw US planning to the wind,” “That is the American side's nightmare scenario now,” External link

thenational Tuesday, January 22, 2019 10:35:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Heras said : “It’s no great secret that Trump's Syria team believes that the only pathway forward for the US is to strike a deal with Turkey,” External link

thenational Tuesday, January 22, 2019 9:14:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Heras explained ( about Mr Trump ) : “highlighted that fact clearly and well before Mr Trump announced his intent withdraw on December 19” External link

thenational Tuesday, January 22, 2019 9:14:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Heras said ( about Assad ) : “there is really no appetite on the US side to handover America's zone in Syria to Assad, and therefore Turkey is seen as the best option” External link

thenational Tuesday, January 22, 2019 9:14:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Heras said : “giving the US zone to Russia is still viewed as giving it to the Assad regime, and there is a lot of angst within the US team that Putin can offer Erdogan a better deal than Mr Trump can, especially if the Russians are willing to serve up the People's Protection Units (YPG) to Turkey on a silver platter, which the US military will not do” External link

thenational Tuesday, January 22, 2019 9:14:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Heras argued : “to swap Idlib to Moscow for hundreds of kilometres of border region east of the Euphrates for Ankara, it would be catastrophic for Trump's Syria team and would throw US planning to the wind,” “That is the American side's nightmare scenario now,” External link

thenational Tuesday, January 22, 2019 9:14:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Heras said ( about Mr Trump ) : “It’s no great secret that Trump's Syria team believes that the only pathway forward for the US is to strike a deal with Turkey” External link

thenational Tuesday, January 22, 2019 1:49:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Heras explained ( about Mr Trump ) : “highlighted that fact clearly and well before Mr Trump announced his intent withdraw on December 19” External link

thenational Tuesday, January 22, 2019 1:49:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Heras said ( about Assad ) : “there is really no appetite on the US side to handover America's zone in Syria to Assad, and therefore Turkey is seen as the best option” External link

thenational Tuesday, January 22, 2019 1:49:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Heras said : “giving the US zone to Russia is still viewed as giving it to the Assad regime, and there is a lot of angst within the US team that Putin can offer Erdogan a better deal than Mr Trump can, especially if the Russians are willing to serve up the People's Protection Units (YPG) to Turkey on a silver platter, which the US military will not do” External link

thenational Tuesday, January 22, 2019 1:49:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Heras argued ( about Mr Trump ) : “to swap Idlib to Moscow for hundreds of kilometers of border region east of the Euphrates for Ankara, it would be catastrophic for Trump's Syria team and would throw US planning to the wind” “That is the American side's nightmare scenario now” External link

thenational Tuesday, January 22, 2019 1:49:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Heras said : "Manbij for the US is more than just a territory on the map. For the US military it is the door that secures the Raqqa countryside and Raqqa is the showroom model for the US' post-IS stability building mission," External link

dw-en Thursday, January 17, 2019 2:38:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Heras said : "US policy makers believe Erdogan's appetite is bigger than just Manbij and they take him at his word. When Erdogan says Manbij, he means all the way to the border of Iraq," "The mood within the US military is to not withdraw from Manbij unless there is a very clear and on paper agreement with the Turks as to the limits of where Turkey will be able to operate east of the Euphrates — which is nowhere. Unless there is that kind of guarantee, the mood is not to back down in Manbij," External link

dw-en Thursday, January 17, 2019 2:38:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Heras said : "Manbij for the US is more than just a territory on the map. For the US military it is the door that secures the Raqqa countryside and Raqqa is the showroom model for the US' post-IS stability building mission," External link

deutschewelle-en Thursday, January 17, 2019 2:18:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Heras said : "US policy makers believe Erdogan's appetite is bigger than just Manbij and they take him at his word. When Erdogan says Manbij, he means all the way to the border of Iraq," "The mood within the US military is to not withdraw from Manbij unless there is a very clear and on paper agreement with the Turks as to the limits of where Turkey will be able to operate east of the Euphrates — which is nowhere. Unless there is that kind of guarantee, the mood is not to back down in Manbij," External link

deutschewelle-en Thursday, January 17, 2019 2:18:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Heras said : “He has become a type of indispensable man for the UAE in Yemen,” External link

WashingtonPost Tuesday, January 1, 2019 11:44:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Heras estime ( about Assad ) : "La décision de retirer les forces américaines a envoyé un signal aux pays arabes comme quoi ils pouvaient discuter avec Assad selon leurs propres conditions" External link

cridem Monday, December 31, 2018 2:04:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Heras estime ( about Assad ) : "La décision de retirer les forces américaines a envoyé un signal aux pays arabes comme quoi ils pouvaient discuter avec Assad selon leurs propres conditions" External link

la-croix Sunday, December 30, 2018 8:26:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Heras estime ( about Assad ) : "La décision de retirer les forces américaines a envoyé un signal aux pays arabes comme quoi ils pouvaient discuter avec Assad selon leurs propres conditions" External link

levif Sunday, December 30, 2018 4:32:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Heras estime ( about Assad ) : "La décision de retirer les forces américaines a envoyé un signal aux pays arabes comme quoi ils pouvaient discuter avec Assad selon leurs propres conditions" External link

tv5 Sunday, December 30, 2018 3:10:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Heras estime ( about Assad ) : "La décision de retirer les forces américaines a envoyé un signal aux pays arabes comme quoi ils pouvaient discuter avec Assad selon leurs propres conditions" External link

LePoint Sunday, December 30, 2018 2:56:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Heras estime ( about Assad ) : "La décision de retirer les forces américaines a envoyé un signal aux pays arabes comme quoi ils pouvaient discuter avec Assad selon leurs propres conditions" External link

romandie Sunday, December 30, 2018 2:42:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Heras estime ( about Assad ) : "La décision de retirer les forces américaines a envoyé un signal aux pays arabes comme quoi ils pouvaient discuter avec Assad selon leurs propres conditions" External link

la-croix Sunday, December 30, 2018 2:39:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Heras estime ( about Assad ) : "La décision de retirer les forces américaines a envoyé un signal aux pays arabes comme quoi ils pouvaient discuter avec Assad selon leurs propres conditions" External link

challenges Sunday, December 30, 2018 2:37:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Heras said : "He has become a type of indispensable man for the UAE in Yemen," External link

arkansasonline Sunday, December 30, 2018 12:53:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Heras said : “He has become a type of indispensable man for the UAE in Yemen,” External link

WashingtonPost Saturday, December 29, 2018 2:39:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Heras said : “US defence policy is moving in the direction of a smaller American military presence in the Middle East, and a larger reliance on capable regional partners to conduct their own operations with limited US support” “The UAE is by far the only regional security partner that can conduct its own operations and has the ability to work in joint operations with the US military” External link

thenational Wednesday, December 26, 2018 12:49:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Heras said ( about President Trump ) : "President Trump is putting the cart before the horse, because ISIS has not been defeated in Syria," External link

news-yahoo Friday, December 21, 2018 8:05:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Heras said ( about President Trump ) : "President Trump is putting the cart before the horse, because ISIS has not been defeated in Syria," External link

msn-uk Friday, December 21, 2018 7:57:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Heras said ( about President Trump ) : "President Trump is putting the cart before the horse, because ISIS has not been defeated in Syria," External link

digitaljournal Friday, December 21, 2018 6:23:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Heras said ( about President Trump ) : "President Trump is putting the cart before the horse, because ISIS has not been defeated in Syria," External link

yahoo-au Friday, December 21, 2018 6:13:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Heras said ( about President Trump ) : "President Trump is putting the cart before the horse, because ISIS has not been defeated in Syria," External link

afp-en Friday, December 21, 2018 5:36:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Heras said : “They [the NGOs] were instructed not to start any new projects until further guidance has been given” External link

thenational Friday, December 21, 2018 2:43:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Heras says : “This tells us that Trump is not in tune with his closest Syria advisers, and continues to have very different priorities from most of them,” External link

csmonitor Friday, December 21, 2018 2:06:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Heras says : “The arguments will be that ISIS is not defeated in eastern Syria and if left alone could very well come back, and that the SDF are still being built up,” “That’s the Pentagon’s gambit, which is to buy time” External link

csmonitor Friday, December 21, 2018 2:06:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Heras says : “This tells us that Trump is not in tune with his closest Syria advisers, and continues to have very different priorities from most of them,” External link

news-yahoo Friday, December 21, 2018 1:42:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Heras says : “The arguments will be that ISIS is not defeated in eastern Syria and if left alone could very well come back, and that the SDF are still being built up,” “That’s the Pentagon’s gambit, which is to buy time” External link

news-yahoo Friday, December 21, 2018 1:42:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Heras said : "provide Iran with solid control over the entire arc of the Levant from Baghdad to Beirut," External link

nbcnews Thursday, December 20, 2018 12:53:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Heras said : “This is a chaotic decision, hastily made with no consultation with anyone responsible for the actual nuts and bolts of withdrawal,” “They have been caught with their pants down” External link

msn-uk Thursday, December 20, 2018 11:15:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Heras said : "The decision, even before ISIS is defeated on the battlefield, is tempting a massive resurgence of ISIS by the end of this year," External link

baltimoresun Thursday, December 20, 2018 12:05:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Heras said : "The decision, even before ISIS is defeated on the battlefield, is tempting a massive resurgence of ISIS by the end of this year," External link

chicagotribune Wednesday, December 19, 2018 9:20:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Heras said : “Turkey has no ready made force to build stability in Syria, but it seems that President Trump was sold on Mr Erdogan's promises that Turkey could take the troublesome Syria load off his shoulders,” External link

thenational Wednesday, December 19, 2018 8:38:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Heras argued ( about Assad ) : “either cuts a deal with the Assad regime and Russia and Iran, or it faces a war with Turkey and Turkish occupation,” External link

thenational Wednesday, December 19, 2018 8:38:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Heras said : “The decision, even before ISIS is defeated on the battlefield, is tempting a massive resurgence of ISIS by the end of this year,” External link

WashingtonPost Wednesday, December 19, 2018 8:11:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Heras said ( about Mr Erdogan ) : "Erdogan may bark, but his bite is likely to be muzzled by the fact the U.S. military made it clear that it will back the SDF with lethal force if needed," "Ambassador Jeffrey [U.S. Special Envoy to Syria] has also been working furiously to keep Turkey out of areas east of the Euphrates by trying to push forward the idea of power sharing between the SDF and Turkish-backed opposition in disputed areas of northern and eastern Syria," External link

globalsecurity Thursday, December 13, 2018 8:43:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Heras said ( about Mr Erdogan ) : "Erdogan may bark, but his bite is likely to be muzzled by the fact the U.S. military made it clear that it will back the SDF with lethal force if needed," "Ambassador Jeffrey [U.S. Special Envoy to Syria] has also been working furiously to keep Turkey out of areas east of the Euphrates by trying to push forward the idea of power sharing between the SDF and Turkish-backed opposition in disputed areas of northern and eastern Syria," External link

polandsun Thursday, December 13, 2018 2:05:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Heras said ( about Mr Erdogan ) : "Erdogan may bark, but his bite is likely to be muzzled by the fact the U.S. military made it clear that it will back the SDF with lethal force if needed," "Ambassador Jeffrey [U.S. Special Envoy to Syria] has also been working furiously to keep Turkey out of areas east of the Euphrates by trying to push forward the idea of power sharing between the SDF and Turkish-backed opposition in disputed areas of northern and eastern Syria," External link

irishsun Thursday, December 13, 2018 1:14:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Heras said : “In order to confront Iran or push back more fiercely against it, you may find you’re in a conflict far more far-reaching and more destructive to the global economy than many of our allies or American public are willing to bear,” External link

msn-uk Monday, February 6, 2017 6:03:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Heras said : "In order to confront Iran or push back more fiercely against it, you may find you're in a conflict far more far-reaching and more destructive to the global economy than many of our allies or American public are willing to bear," External link

nzherald Monday, February 6, 2017 5:29:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Heras said : "We need to engage with the families, with the communities. We need their help. We can't monitor these people 24/7," External link

middle-east-online_en Friday, December 16, 2016 9:01:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Heras said : "We need to engage with the families, with the communities. We need their help. We can't monitor these people 24/7," External link

naharnet-en Friday, December 16, 2016 8:32:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Heras said : "We need to engage with the families, with the communities. We need their help. We can't monitor these people 24/7," External link

afp-en Friday, December 16, 2016 6:24:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Heras notes : “both Flynn and Mattis have harsh experience in the Iraq war, seeing US service members getting killed by Iranian-backed militias, and express strong concerns and desires to confront Iran where necessary” External link

eurasiareview Tuesday, November 22, 2016 8:52:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Heras says : “trying to avoid getting entangled in war but when you are engaged, you fight to win,” External link

eurasiareview Tuesday, November 22, 2016 8:52:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Heras said ( about Assad ) : "The US does not want to admit publicly that the Assad regime will likely hold on to a statelet centered in western Syria for years to come," "And that, at best, the international community and the Syrian people are looking at a multi-year, tortured process of political negotiations and internal configuration within various armed groups on ground before any enduring and stabilizing peace plan and political transition" External link

usnews Tuesday, October 18, 2016 11:12:00 PM EAT



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Nicholas Heras said : "There has been no secret that the Pentagon prefers to remain in Syria with a light-footprint U.S. military presence in order to prevent the reemergence of ISIS," "ISIS wants to remain in Syria to maintain its networks of operatives to carry out operations in the Middle East and to coordinate with operatives in Europe. U.S. interests in the region and in Europe are at risk if ISIS reconstitutes itself in Syria" External link

news-yahoo Tuesday, November 19, 2019 10:04:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Heras told : “The state of US-Turkish relations is in free fall, but as long as Erdogan holds Trump close to him on a personal level, neither leader is too much worried,” External link

thenational Wednesday, November 13, 2019 10:15:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Heras said ( about Mr Trump ) : “The Trump administration has made it clear that it will not bother Turkey too much about issues concerning the Syrian-Turkish border areas,” External link

thenational Wednesday, November 13, 2019 10:15:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Heras said : “To counter Isis you need lighter, more agile forces,” External link

news-yahoo Friday, November 8, 2019 9:47:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Heras said : “The type of operations that ISIS is trying to plan in Deir ez-Zor doesn’t require heavy armored vehicles to thwart,” “ISIS has not tried to take hold or maintain control of ground in Deir ez-Zor because essentially the coalition owns the air and ISIS understands the consequences that would have for its network there” External link

news-yahoo Friday, November 1, 2019 8:06:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Heras explique : "Ce que nous savons, c'est que le gouvernement turc a été très contrarié par la manière dont le gouvernement américain continue de coopérer étroitement avec les , dirigées par les Kurdes )" External link

msn-fr Wednesday, October 30, 2019 7:16:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Heras explique : "Ce que nous savons, c'est que le gouvernement turc a été très contrarié par la manière dont le gouvernement américain continue de coopérer étroitement avec les (FDS, dirigées par les Kurdes )" External link

france24 Wednesday, October 30, 2019 6:28:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Heras said ( about Assad ) : "Trump's focus on Syrian oil is not about IS, it is about cutting down Assad's regime and dragging Russia kicking and screaming towards American demands for the future political structure of Syria through the Geneva process," External link

voanews-sw Wednesday, October 30, 2019 5:42:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Heras said ( about Assad ) : "Trump's focus on Syrian oil is not about IS, it is about cutting down Assad's regime and dragging Russia kicking and screaming towards American demands for the future political structure of Syria through the Geneva process," External link

voanews Wednesday, October 30, 2019 5:07:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Heras said : “What we know is that the Turkish government has been very upset with how closely the US government continues to cooperate with the [Kurdish-led] SDF. For operational reasons, the US found it best to leave from Erbil, in an atmosphere of more coordinated security for the US that would make it more unlikely for ISIS [IS group] to get prior warning of the raid. If you read between the lines of what US officials are saying, it’s clear we don’t trust Turkey enough to cooperate closely,” External link

france24-en Wednesday, October 30, 2019 2:25:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Heras said ( about Qaeda ) : “I believe that in the days to come, we will find a lot of parallels with Pakistan,” “We will see more reports emerge of elements within the Turkish state seeing ISIS as a useful tool just as elements within Pakistan’s security apparatus saw al Qaeda and the Taliban as useful tools” External link

france24-en Wednesday, October 30, 2019 2:25:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Heras noted : “The US has established other bases that can take the load off and diminish Incirlik’s importance,” “There are bases in Qatar, the United Arab Emirates, Erbil, a Forward Operating Base [FOB] in Greece and other places in the region that reduces the importance of Incirlik” External link

france24-en Wednesday, October 30, 2019 2:25:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Heras said ( about Donald Trump ) : “This move would be a radical shift from the United States’ longstanding focus on defeating ISIS’s territorial caliphate and preventing ISIS from re-emerging in Syria and it would instead signal that the Trump team has a larger, geopolitical objective in Syria,” External link

yalibnan Monday, October 28, 2019 12:23:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Heras said ( about Assad ) : “America’s mission in Syria is morphing from a noble battle against the most reviled terrorist organization in the world into a quixotic gambit to force changes in Assad’s behavior by taking Syria’s oil,” External link

yalibnan Monday, October 28, 2019 12:23:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Heras said ( about Donald Trump ) : “This move would be a radical shift from the United States’ longstanding focus on defeating ISIS’s territorial caliphate and preventing ISIS from re-emerging in Syria and it would instead signal that the Trump team has a larger, geopolitical objective in Syria,” External link

yalibnan Sunday, October 27, 2019 4:38:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Heras said ( about Assad ) : “America’s mission in Syria is morphing from a noble battle against the most reviled terrorist organization in the world into a quixotic gambit to force changes in Assad’s behavior by taking Syria’s oil,” External link

yalibnan Sunday, October 27, 2019 4:38:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Heras said ( about Donald Trump ) : "This move would be a radical shift from the United States' longstanding focus on defeating ISIS's territorial caliphate and preventing ISIS from re-emerging in Syria and it would instead signal that the Trump team has a larger, geopolitical objective in Syria," External link

jordantimes Saturday, October 26, 2019 11:32:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Heras said ( about Assad ) : "America's mission in Syria is morphing from a noble battle against the most reviled terrorist organisation in the world into a quixotic gambit to force changes in Assad's behavior by taking Syria's oil," External link

jordantimes Saturday, October 26, 2019 11:32:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Heras said ( about Donald Trump ) : “This move would be a radical shift from the United States’ longstanding focus on defeating ISIS’s territorial caliphate and preventing ISIS from re-emerging in Syria and it would instead signal that the Trump team has a larger, geopolitical objective in Syria,” External link

thedailystarBD Saturday, October 26, 2019 11:18:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Heras said ( about Assad ) : “America’s mission in Syria is morphing from a noble battle against the most reviled terrorist organization in the world into a quixotic gambit to force changes in Assad’s behavior by taking Syria’s oil,” External link

thedailystarBD Saturday, October 26, 2019 11:18:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Heras said ( about Donald Trump ) : “This move would be a radical shift from the United States’ longstanding focus on defeating ISIS’s territorial caliphate and preventing ISIS from re-emerging in Syria and it would instead signal that the Trump team has a larger, geopolitical objective in Syria,” External link

yalibnan Saturday, October 26, 2019 6:02:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Heras said ( about Assad ) : “America’s mission in Syria is morphing from a noble battle against the most reviled terrorist organization in the world into a quixotic gambit to force changes in Assad’s behavior by taking Syria’s oil,” External link

yalibnan Saturday, October 26, 2019 6:02:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Heras said ( about Donald Trump ) : "This move would be a radical shift from the United States' longstanding focus on defeating ISIS's territorial caliphate and preventing ISIS from re-emerging in Syria and it would instead signal that the Trump team has a larger, geopolitical objective in Syria," External link

naharnet-en Saturday, October 26, 2019 10:34:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Heras said ( about Assad ) : "America's mission in Syria is morphing from a noble battle against the most reviled terrorist organization in the world into a quixotic gambit to force changes in Assad's behavior by taking Syria's oil," External link

naharnet-en Saturday, October 26, 2019 10:34:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Heras said ( about Donald Trump ) : "This move would be a radical shift from the United States' longstanding focus on defeating ISIS's territorial caliphate and preventing ISIS from re-emerging in Syria and it would instead signal that the Trump team has a larger, geopolitical objective in Syria," External link

news-yahoo Saturday, October 26, 2019 9:29:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Heras said ( about Assad ) : "America's mission in Syria is morphing from a noble battle against the most reviled terrorist organization in the world into a quixotic gambit to force changes in Assad's behavior by taking Syria's oil," External link

news-yahoo Saturday, October 26, 2019 9:29:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Heras said ( about Donald Trump ) : “This move would be a radical shift from the United States’ longstanding focus on defeating ISIS’s territorial caliphate and preventing ISIS from re-emerging in Syria and it would instead signal that the Trump team has a larger, geopolitical objective in Syria,” External link

timesofisrael Saturday, October 26, 2019 8:02:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Heras said ( about Assad ) : “America’s mission in Syria is morphing from a noble battle against the most reviled terrorist organization in the world into a quixotic gambit to force changes in Assad’s behavior by taking Syria’s oil,” External link

timesofisrael Saturday, October 26, 2019 8:02:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Heras said ( about Donald Trump ) : "This move would be a radical shift from the United States' longstanding focus on defeating ISIS's territorial caliphate and preventing ISIS from re-emerging in Syria and it would instead signal that the Trump team has a larger, geopolitical objective in Syria," External link

afp-en Saturday, October 26, 2019 4:21:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Heras said ( about Assad ) : "America's mission in Syria is morphing from a noble battle against the most reviled terrorist organization in the world into a quixotic gambit to force changes in Assad's behavior by taking Syria's oil," External link

afp-en Saturday, October 26, 2019 4:21:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Heras said ( about Assad ) : "This move would either indicate that the U.S. military believes that it cannot depend on the SDF (Syrian Democratic Forces) to protect the oil fields, and instead cut a deal with Russia and Assad behind America's back, or that the U.S. expects Assad and Russia to try to take the oil by force," External link

news-yahoo Friday, October 25, 2019 7:06:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Heras said ( about Assad ) : "This move would either indicate that the U.S. military believes that it cannot depend on the SDF (Syrian Democratic Forces) to protect the oil fields, and instead cut a deal with Russia and Assad behind America's back, or that the U.S. expects Assad and Russia to try to take the oil by force," External link

news-yahoo Friday, October 25, 2019 6:04:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Heras said ( about Assad ) : "This move would either indicate that the U.S. military believes that it cannot depend on the SDF (Syrian Democratic Forces) to protect the oil fields, and instead cut a deal with Russia and Assad behind America's back, or that the U.S. expects Assad and Russia to try to take the oil by force," External link

news-yahoo Friday, October 25, 2019 7:04:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Heras said ( about Assad ) : "This move would either indicate that the U.S. military believes that it cannot depend on the SDF (Syrian Democratic Forces) to protect the oil fields, and instead cut a deal with Russia and Assad behind America's back, or that the U.S. expects Assad and Russia to try to take the oil by force," External link

usaToday Friday, October 25, 2019 2:57:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Heras said ( about Assad ) : "This move would either indicate that the U.S. military believes that it cannot depend on the SDF (Syrian Democratic Forces) to protect the oil fields, and instead cut a deal with Russia and Assad behind America's back, or that the U.S. expects Assad and Russia to try to take the oil by force," External link

news-yahoo Friday, October 25, 2019 2:30:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Heras said : “This did give Turkey the ability to have a deep level of reconnaissance that has helped in some ways with the invasion,” External link

nytimes Thursday, October 24, 2019 9:16:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Heras said : “It put them in a position where the S.D.F. was essentially approaching Damascus on its knees,” “When you are trying to negotiate under the bombs, all the actors you are trying to negotiate with will assume you are desperate” External link

nytimes Thursday, October 24, 2019 9:16:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Heras said : “The biggest concern for the US-led coalition in Deir ez-Zor should be force protection,” External link

al-monitor Tuesday, October 22, 2019 5:12:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Heras said : “This did give Turkey the ability to have a deep level of reconnaissance that has helped in some ways with the invasion,” External link

nytimes Saturday, October 19, 2019 2:19:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Heras said : “It put them in a position where the S.D.F. was essentially approaching Damascus on its knees,” “When you are trying to negotiate under the bombs, all the actors you are trying to negotiate with will assume you are desperate” External link

nytimes Saturday, October 19, 2019 2:19:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Heras estime : «renonçant à leur territoire le long de la frontière turque» External link

lessentiel-lu-fr Friday, October 18, 2019 12:57:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Heras said ( about President Trump ) : “The United States just agreed to try to force the SDF to surrender its homeland along the Syrian-Turkish border to Turkey,” “This deal was made between President Trump and Erdogan, and for all intents and purposes, it cut the SDF out of the discussion” External link

themalaymailonline Friday, October 18, 2019 5:47:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Heras added : “The terms of the deal are exactly what Turkey most desired, which is the forced expulsion of the SDF from its border,” “Erdogan could not have asked for more from Trump in this situation” External link

themalaymailonline Friday, October 18, 2019 5:47:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Heras said ( about President Trump ) : "The United States just agreed to try to force the SDF to surrender its homeland along the Syrian-Turkish border to Turkey," "This deal was made between President Trump and Erdogan, and for all intents and purposes, it cut the SDF out of the discussion" External link

channelnewsasia Friday, October 18, 2019 4:31:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Heras added : "The terms of the deal are exactly what Turkey most desired, which is the forced expulsion of the SDF from its border," "Erdogan could not have asked for more from Trump in this situation" External link

channelnewsasia Friday, October 18, 2019 4:31:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Heras said ( about President Trump ) : "The United States just agreed to try to force the SDF to surrender its homeland along the Syrian-Turkish border to Turkey," "This deal was made between President Trump and Erdogan, and for all intents and purposes, it cut the SDF out of the discussion" External link

digitaljournal Friday, October 18, 2019 3:38:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Heras added ( about President Trump ) : "The terms of the deal are exactly what Turkey most desired, which is the forced expulsion of the SDF from its border," "Erdogan could not have asked for more from Trump in this situation" External link

digitaljournal Friday, October 18, 2019 3:38:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Heras said ( about President Trump ) : "The United States just agreed to try to force the SDF to surrender its homeland along the Syrian-Turkish border to Turkey," "This deal was made between President Trump and Erdogan, and for all intents and purposes, it cut the SDF out of the discussion" External link

pulse Friday, October 18, 2019 3:11:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Heras added ( about President Trump ) : "The terms of the deal are exactly what Turkey most desired, which is the forced expulsion of the SDF from its border," "Erdogan could not have asked for more from Trump in this situation" External link

pulse Friday, October 18, 2019 3:11:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Heras said ( about President Trump ) : "The United States just agreed to try to force the SDF to surrender its homeland along the Syrian-Turkish border to Turkey," "This deal was made between President Trump and Erdogan, and for all intents and purposes, it cut the SDF out of the discussion" External link

ibtimes Friday, October 18, 2019 2:54:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Heras added : "The terms of the deal are exactly what Turkey most desired, which is the forced expulsion of the SDF from its border," "Erdogan could not have asked for more from Trump in this situation" External link

ibtimes Friday, October 18, 2019 2:54:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Heras said ( about President Trump ) : "The United States just agreed to try to force the SDF to surrender its homeland along the Syrian-Turkish border to Turkey," "This deal was made between President Trump and Erdogan, and for all intents and purposes, it cut the SDF out of the discussion" External link

yahoo-au Friday, October 18, 2019 2:34:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Heras added : "The terms of the deal are exactly what Turkey most desired, which is the forced expulsion of the SDF from its border," "Erdogan could not have asked for more from Trump in this situation" External link

yahoo-au Friday, October 18, 2019 2:34:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Heras estime : "renonçant à leur territoire le long de la frontière turque" External link

LePoint Friday, October 18, 2019 1:38:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Heras estime : "renonçant à leur territoire le long de la frontière turque" External link

la-croix Friday, October 18, 2019 12:52:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Heras concluded ( about Donald Trump ) : “It seems that U.S. officials, desperate to keep a toehold in Syria, look at Tanf as a low-cost, light footprint—and out of Trump’s view—way to keep a U.S. presence in Syria,” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, October 17, 2019 1:50:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Heras estime ( about Assad ) : "La Russie oeuvre sans relâche pour éviter tout conflit à large échelle entre les forces d'Assad d'un côté, la Turquie et ses supplétifs de l'autre" External link

afp-fr Wednesday, October 16, 2019 5:17:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Heras said ( about Assad ) : "The move shows that the U.S. is retrenching in Syria and that the Pentagon knows that the U.S. military can no longer provide the support needed to keep almost one-third of Syria out of Russia and Assad's reach," External link

news-yahoo Wednesday, October 16, 2019 2:12:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Heras said ( about Assad ) : "The move shows that the U.S. is retrenching in Syria and that the Pentagon knows that the U.S. military can no longer provide the support needed to keep almost one-third of Syria out of Russia and Assad's reach," External link

news-yahoo Tuesday, October 15, 2019 9:33:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Heras told : “This decision is a disaster for American strategists, now and in the future,” External link

thenational Monday, October 14, 2019 9:46:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Heras said : “The fact of the matter is that Turkey has never considered countering ISIS to be of utmost importance to its national security or its interests in Syria,” External link

latimes Sunday, October 13, 2019 10:41:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Heras said ( about Assad ) : "The SDF does not want to reconcile with Assad on terms placed down by Damascus, which would amount to surrendering their autonomy," External link

news-yahoo Sunday, October 13, 2019 6:55:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Heras said ( about Assad ) : "The SDF does not want to reconcile with Assad on terms placed down by Damascus, which would amount to surrendering their autonomy," External link

jordantimes Saturday, October 12, 2019 11:15:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Heras dit ( about Assad ) : "Les FDS ne veulent pas se réconcilier avec Assad sous des conditions (...) impliquant un renoncement à l'autonomie" External link

afp-fr Saturday, October 12, 2019 3:23:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Heras said ( about Assad ) : "The SDF does not want to reconcile with Assad on terms placed down by Damascus, which would amount to surrendering their autonomy," External link

channelnewsasia Saturday, October 12, 2019 2:05:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Heras said ( about Assad ) : "The SDF does not want to reconcile with Assad on terms placed down by Damascus, which would amount to surrendering their autonomy," External link

naharnet-en Saturday, October 12, 2019 1:38:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Heras said ( about Assad ) : "The SDF does not want to reconcile with Assad on terms placed down by Damascus, which would amount to surrendering their autonomy," External link

afp-en Saturday, October 12, 2019 12:36:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Heras estime : «Les FDS ne peuvent pas défendre toute la frontière» External link

lavenir Friday, October 11, 2019 9:55:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Heras estime : «Les FDS ne peuvent pas défendre toute la frontière» External link

lessentiel-lu-fr Friday, October 11, 2019 9:20:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Heras estime : "Les FDS ne peuvent pas défendre toute la frontière" External link

LePoint Friday, October 11, 2019 3:17:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Heras disse : "As FDS não podem defender toda a fronteira" External link

uol Friday, October 11, 2019 2:44:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Heras estime : «Les FDS ne peuvent pas défendre toute la frontière» External link

lapresse-CA Thursday, October 10, 2019 10:37:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Heras estime : "Les FDS ne peuvent pas défendre toute la frontière" External link

lepetitjournal Thursday, October 10, 2019 10:30:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Heras estime : "Les FDS ne peuvent pas défendre toute la frontière" External link

tv5 Thursday, October 10, 2019 10:07:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Heras estime : "Les FDS ne peuvent pas défendre toute la frontière" External link

lamontagne Thursday, October 10, 2019 10:00:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Heras estime : "Les FDS ne peuvent pas défendre toute la frontière" External link

afp Thursday, October 10, 2019 9:52:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Heras estime : "Les FDS ne peuvent pas défendre toute la frontière" External link

LePoint Thursday, October 10, 2019 9:48:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Heras disse : “As FDS não podem defender toda a fronteira” External link

istoe Thursday, October 10, 2019 8:51:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Heras disse : "As FDS não podem defender toda a fronteira" External link

uol Thursday, October 10, 2019 7:40:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Heras estime : "Les SDF ne peuvent pas défendre toute la frontière entre la Syrie et la Turquie" External link

ipreunion Thursday, October 10, 2019 6:27:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Heras estime : "Les SDF ne peuvent pas défendre toute la frontière entre la Syrie et la Turquie" External link

clicanoo Thursday, October 10, 2019 5:00:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Heras estime : "Les SDF ne peuvent pas défendre toute la frontière entre la Syrie et la Turquie" External link

lepetitjournal Thursday, October 10, 2019 4:10:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Heras estime : "Les SDF ne peuvent pas défendre toute la frontière entre la Syrie et la Turquie" External link

tv5 Thursday, October 10, 2019 3:32:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Heras estime : "Les SDF ne peuvent pas défendre toute la frontière entre la Syrie et la Turquie" External link

lnc Thursday, October 10, 2019 3:29:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Heras estime : "Les SDF ne peuvent pas défendre toute la frontière entre la Syrie et la Turquie" External link

LePoint Thursday, October 10, 2019 3:28:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Heras estime : "Les SDF ne peuvent pas défendre toute la frontière entre la Syrie et la Turquie" External link

lamontagne Thursday, October 10, 2019 2:54:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Heras estime : "Les SDF ne peuvent pas défendre toute la frontière entre la Syrie et la Turquie" External link

afp Thursday, October 10, 2019 2:48:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Heras estime : "Les SDF ne peuvent pas défendre toute la frontière entre la Syrie et la Turquie" External link

la-croix Thursday, October 10, 2019 2:30:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Heras said : "This operation has nothing to do with IS. This is about clearing Turkey's border of Kurdish forces," External link

unian-en Thursday, October 10, 2019 10:38:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Heras said : "This operation has nothing to do with IS. This is about clearing Turkey's border of Kurdish forces," External link

deutschewelle-sw Thursday, October 10, 2019 2:01:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Heras said : “This operation has nothing to do with IS. This is about clearing Turkey’s border of Kurdish forces,” External link

ChinaPost Thursday, October 10, 2019 1:32:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Heras said : "This operation has nothing to do with IS. This is about clearing Turkey's border of Kurdish forces," External link

deutschewelle-sw Wednesday, October 9, 2019 9:45:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Heras said : "This operation has nothing to do with IS. This is about clearing Turkey's border of Kurdish forces," External link

dw-en Wednesday, October 9, 2019 9:23:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Heras said : "This operation has nothing to do with IS. This is about clearing Turkey's border of Kurdish forces," External link

deutschewelle-en Wednesday, October 9, 2019 9:22:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Heras said ( about The Syrian ) : “The Syrian Kurds are stuck between a rock and a hard place,” External link

africanewswire Tuesday, October 8, 2019 6:56:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Heras told : “This would be a bitter pill, but if the United States is going to encourage Turkey to carry out its military operations in northeast Syria, there may be no other option for them to turn to,” External link

africanewswire Tuesday, October 8, 2019 6:56:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Heras said ( about The Syrian ) : "The Syrian Kurds are stuck between a rock and a hard place," External link

irishsun Tuesday, October 8, 2019 6:09:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Heras told : "This would be a bitter pill, but if the United States is going to encourage Turkey to carry out its military operations in northeast Syria, there may be no other option for them to turn to," External link

irishsun Tuesday, October 8, 2019 6:09:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Heras said ( about The Syrian ) : "The Syrian Kurds are stuck between a rock and a hard place," External link

polandsun Tuesday, October 8, 2019 5:24:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Heras told : "This would be a bitter pill, but if the United States is going to encourage Turkey to carry out its military operations in northeast Syria, there may be no other option for them to turn to," External link

polandsun Tuesday, October 8, 2019 5:24:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Heras said ( about The Syrian ) : "The Syrian Kurds are stuck between a rock and a hard place," External link

voanews Tuesday, October 8, 2019 4:49:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Heras told : "This would be a bitter pill, but if the United States is going to encourage Turkey to carry out its military operations in northeast Syria, there may be no other option for them to turn to," External link

voanews Tuesday, October 8, 2019 4:49:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Heras said ( about The Syrian ) : "The Syrian Kurds are stuck between a rock and a hard place," External link

voanews-sw Tuesday, October 8, 2019 4:04:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Heras told : "This would be a bitter pill, but if the United States is going to encourage Turkey to carry out its military operations in northeast Syria, there may be no other option for them to turn to," External link

voanews-sw Tuesday, October 8, 2019 4:04:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Heras said : “Trump is in campaign mode again. This entire situation is a reflection of the constant sense of fear within the White House that the Trump presidency is fighting for its survival,” External link

latimes Monday, October 7, 2019 10:40:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Heras said ( about Mr Trump ) : “The US government is scrambling right now to make sense of Mr Trump's new policy,” “There is no consensus how this will all unfold, except that Turkey has neither the willingness nor the capability to prevent ISIS from reemerging” External link

thenational Monday, October 7, 2019 9:20:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Heras said : “Qatar has to balance its relations with the United States and Iran, but if push came to shove, Doha benefits much more from its partnership with the US,” External link

thenational Monday, September 30, 2019 7:41:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Heras souligne : "ne montre aucune intention de se retirer de Syrie" External link

libe Monday, September 16, 2019 9:38:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Heras souligne : "ne montre aucune intention de se retirer de Syrie" External link

msn-fr Monday, September 16, 2019 2:14:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Heras souligne : "ne montre aucune intention de se retirer de Syrie" External link

LePoint Monday, September 16, 2019 1:10:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Heras souligne : "ne montre aucune intention de se retirer de Syrie" External link

la-croix Monday, September 16, 2019 1:08:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Heras souligne : "ne montre aucune intention de se retirer de Syrie" External link

tv5 Monday, September 16, 2019 12:33:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Heras souligne : "ne montre aucune intention de se retirer de Syrie" External link

challenges Monday, September 16, 2019 12:14:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Heras souligne : "ne montre aucune intention de se retirer de Syrie" External link

afp-fr Monday, September 16, 2019 11:48:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Heras said : “The escalation conducted by Israel in Syria, Iraq, and potentially Lebanon is part of a broader messaging campaign that is being done by the IDF and by Prime Minister Netanyahu to send the message that Israel has the ability to take the conflict against Iran anywhere it so chooses in the Middle East,” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, August 29, 2019 10:10:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Heras told : “There is also a domestic political component to this, as Prime Minister Netanyahu is locked in a deathmatch for his political future,” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, August 29, 2019 10:10:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Heras told : “Israel has been escalating its attacks against Iran and Iranian-backed groups in Syria consistently for a year and a half now,” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, August 29, 2019 10:10:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Heras said : "Moving YPG units out of the Syrian-Turkish border strip and replacing them with local Syrians who are mobilized under the SDF structure is the foundation of the U.S. strategy to keep Turkey at bay and to preserve the SDF," External link

polandsun Wednesday, August 28, 2019 2:01:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Heras told : "Now the burden falls on Turkey to show that it can back off from its most extreme demands - which include the establishment of Turkish outposts in SDF territory, unchaperoned Turkish military patrols in SDF areas, and the use of Turkish armed drones over SDF lines," External link

polandsun Wednesday, August 28, 2019 2:01:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Heras said : "Moving YPG units out of the Syrian-Turkish border strip and replacing them with local Syrians who are mobilized under the SDF structure is the foundation of the U.S. strategy to keep Turkey at bay and to preserve the SDF," External link

irishsun Wednesday, August 28, 2019 12:57:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Heras told : "Now the burden falls on Turkey to show that it can back off from its most extreme demands - which include the establishment of Turkish outposts in SDF territory, unchaperoned Turkish military patrols in SDF areas, and the use of Turkish armed drones over SDF lines," External link

irishsun Wednesday, August 28, 2019 12:57:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Heras said : "Moving YPG units out of the Syrian-Turkish border strip and replacing them with local Syrians who are mobilized under the SDF structure is the foundation of the U.S. strategy to keep Turkey at bay and to preserve the SDF," External link

voanews-sw Wednesday, August 28, 2019 12:20:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Heras told : "Now the burden falls on Turkey to show that it can back off from its most extreme demands — which include the establishment of Turkish outposts in SDF territory, unchaperoned Turkish military patrols in SDF areas, and the use of Turkish armed drones over SDF lines," External link

voanews-sw Wednesday, August 28, 2019 12:20:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Heras said : "Moving YPG units out of the Syrian-Turkish border strip and replacing them with local Syrians who are mobilized under the SDF structure is the foundation of the U.S. strategy to keep Turkey at bay and to preserve the SDF," External link

voanews Tuesday, August 27, 2019 11:59:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Heras told : "Now the burden falls on Turkey to show that it can back off from its most extreme demands — which include the establishment of Turkish outposts in SDF territory, unchaperoned Turkish military patrols in SDF areas, and the use of Turkish armed drones over SDF lines," External link

voanews Tuesday, August 27, 2019 11:59:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Heras said : “Washington needs to give Ankara a win in Syria without selling out the Syrian Democratic Forces,” External link

thenational Thursday, August 22, 2019 3:06:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Heras said : “The US and Turkey are discussing the terms of how the Turkish presence can be established east of the Euphrates, without disrupting the SDF,” External link

thenational Thursday, August 22, 2019 3:06:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Heras estime : "avait besoin d'afficher sa fermeté en matière de sécurité et sa volonté d'alléger la pression que font peser sur la Turquie les millions de réfugiés" External link

afp-fr Wednesday, August 7, 2019 11:56:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Heras concluded ( about Jared Kushner ) : “The Palestinians are beginning to realise that there is a quiet Arab consensus that started to emerge at least on the economic part of the plan. But what Kushner must tread carefully is how the political part of the plan rolled out, and the Arab perception of how one-sided the plan could be in favour of the Israelis,” External link

dailynewsegypt Monday, August 5, 2019 9:06:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Heras said : "Turkey is loath to take al-Qaida and its fellow travelers head-on because that would mean devoting Turkish military resources to Idlib and possibly creating hundreds of thousands of displaced people who would immediately head toward Turkey," External link

dw-en Tuesday, July 30, 2019 10:49:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Heras said : "Turkey is loath to take al-Qaida and its fellow travelers head-on because that would mean devoting Turkish military resources to Idlib and possibly creating hundreds of thousands of displaced people who would immediately head toward Turkey," External link

deutschewelle-en Tuesday, July 30, 2019 10:38:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Heras dit : "Moscou peut accepter une influence accrue de la Turquie à Idleb, sur le court terme. Mais Damas exige de la Turquie un départ immédiat de Syrie" External link

libe Sunday, July 28, 2019 10:07:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Heras dit : "Moscou peut accepter une influence accrue de la Turquie à Idleb, sur le court terme. Mais Damas exige de la Turquie un départ immédiat de Syrie" External link

clicanoo Sunday, July 28, 2019 7:03:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Heras dit : "Moscou peut accepter une influence accrue de la Turquie à Idleb, sur le court terme. Mais Damas exige de la Turquie un départ immédiat de Syrie" External link

ipreunion Sunday, July 28, 2019 4:06:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Heras dit : "Moscou peut accepter une influence accrue de la Turquie à Idleb, sur le court terme. Mais Damas exige de la Turquie un départ immédiat de Syrie" External link

corsematin Sunday, July 28, 2019 12:22:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Heras dit : "Moscou peut accepter une influence accrue de la Turquie à Idleb, sur le court terme. Mais Damas exige de la Turquie un départ immédiat de Syrie" External link

tv5 Sunday, July 28, 2019 11:31:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Heras dit : "Moscou peut accepter une influence accrue de la Turquie à Idleb, sur le court terme. Mais Damas exige de la Turquie un départ immédiat de Syrie" External link

lepetitjournal Sunday, July 28, 2019 11:15:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Heras dit : "Moscou peut accepter une influence accrue de la Turquie à Idleb, sur le court terme. Mais Damas exige de la Turquie un départ immédiat de Syrie" External link

lamontagne Sunday, July 28, 2019 11:02:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Heras dit : "Moscou peut accepter une influence accrue de la Turquie à Idleb, sur le court terme. Mais Damas exige de la Turquie un départ immédiat de Syrie" External link

challenges Sunday, July 28, 2019 10:18:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Heras dit : "Moscou peut accepter une influence accrue de la Turquie à Idleb, sur le court terme. Mais Damas exige de la Turquie un départ immédiat de Syrie" External link

LePoint Sunday, July 28, 2019 10:10:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Heras said : "The SDF has a mandate to institutionalize and become a 'normal' security force, not just an umbrella coalition of militias, and this step is one of the important ways that it can achieve this goal," External link

globalsecurity Thursday, July 4, 2019 7:33:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Heras said : "The SDF has a mandate to institutionalize and become a 'normal' security force, not just an umbrella coalition of militias, and this step is one of the important ways that it can achieve this goal," External link

irishsun Wednesday, July 3, 2019 9:58:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Heras said : "The SDF has a mandate to institutionalize and become a 'normal' security force, not just an umbrella coalition of militias, and this step is one of the important ways that it can achieve this goal," External link

polandsun Wednesday, July 3, 2019 9:50:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Heras said : “The SDF has a mandate to institutionalize and become a ‘normal’ security force, not just an umbrella coalition of militias, and this step is one of the important ways that it can achieve this goal,” External link

voanews Wednesday, July 3, 2019 7:03:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Heras told : “The US military is being put on notice that it is vulnerable in Iraq and that it best remember that if it chooses to escalate its presence in the region,” External link

thenational Wednesday, June 19, 2019 1:35:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Heras said ( about The Syrian ) : "Wheat is a weapon of great power in this next phase of the Syrian conflict," External link

vietnamnews Friday, June 14, 2019 7:59:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Heras said ( about Assad ) : "have a significant stockpile of this wheat weapon" "It can be used to apply pressure on the Assad administration, and through Damascus on Russia, to force concessions in the UN-led diplomatic process" External link

vietnamnews Friday, June 14, 2019 7:59:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Heras said ( about The Syrian ) : "Wheat is a weapon of great power in this next phase of the Syrian conflict," External link

jordantimes Wednesday, June 12, 2019 1:34:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Heras said : "have a significant stockpile of this wheat weapon" External link

jordantimes Wednesday, June 12, 2019 1:34:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Heras said ( about The Syrian ) : “Wheat is a weapon of great power in this next phase of the Syrian conflict,” External link

arabnews Tuesday, June 11, 2019 9:06:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Heras said ( about Assad ) : “have a significant stockpile of this wheat weapon,” “It can be used to apply pressure on the Assad regime, and through the regime on Russia, to force concessions in the UN-led diplomatic process” External link

arabnews Tuesday, June 11, 2019 9:06:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Heras said ( about The Syrian ) : “Wheat is a weapon of great power in this next phase of the Syrian conflict,” External link

ekurd Tuesday, June 11, 2019 8:45:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Heras said ( about Assad ) : “have a significant stockpile of this wheat weapon” “It can be used to apply pressure on the Assad regime, and through the regime on Russia, to force concessions in the UN-led diplomatic process” External link

ekurd Tuesday, June 11, 2019 8:45:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Heras said ( about The Syrian ) : "Wheat is a weapon of great power in this next phase of the Syrian conflict," External link

msn-uk Tuesday, June 11, 2019 7:37:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Heras said ( about Assad ) : "have a significant stockpile of this wheat weapon" "It can be used to apply pressure on the Assad regime, and through the regime on Russia, to force concessions in the UN-led diplomatic process" External link

msn-uk Tuesday, June 11, 2019 7:37:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Heras said ( about The Syrian ) : "Wheat is a weapon of great power in this next phase of the Syrian conflict," External link

naharnet-en Tuesday, June 11, 2019 4:56:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Heras said ( about Assad ) : "have a significant stockpile of this wheat weapon" "It can be used to apply pressure on the Assad regime, and through the regime on Russia, to force concessions in the UN-led diplomatic process" External link

naharnet-en Tuesday, June 11, 2019 4:56:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Heras affirme ( about Assad ) : "M. Assad a besoin de l'accès aux céréales du nord-est syrien pour prévenir une crise du pain dans les régions qu'il contrôle" External link

tv5 Tuesday, June 11, 2019 4:50:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Heras affirme ( about Assad ) : "M. Assad a besoin de l'accès aux céréales du nord-est syrien pour prévenir une crise du pain dans les régions qu'il contrôle" External link

la-croix Tuesday, June 11, 2019 4:13:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Heras affirme ( about Assad ) : "M. Assad a besoin de l'accès aux céréales du nord-est syrien pour prévenir une crise du pain dans les régions qu'il contrôle" External link

LePoint Tuesday, June 11, 2019 4:07:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Heras affirme ( about Assad ) : "M. Assad a besoin de l'accès aux céréales du nord-est syrien pour prévenir une crise du pain dans les régions qu'il contrôle" External link

capital-FR Tuesday, June 11, 2019 3:35:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Heras affirme ( about Assad ) : "M. Assad a besoin de l'accès aux céréales du nord-est syrien pour prévenir une crise du pain dans les régions qu'il contrôle" External link

afp-fr Tuesday, June 11, 2019 2:57:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Heras said : “U.S. authorities realize the crunch that SDF is feeling from the resources it has to devote to keeping thousands of foreign nationals from former IS areas under its care,” External link

voanews Thursday, June 6, 2019 2:47:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Heras said : “The Americans are trying to find a mechanism that they can work out in partnership with the SDF to be able to show other Western countries that there can be a careful, phased repatriation of Western nationals from Syria to their home countries,” External link

voanews Thursday, June 6, 2019 2:47:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Heras said : “The US team has a tall task in trying to convince President Recep Tayyip Erdogan that a token Turkish force in Syria satisfies his desire to look tough against the Kurdistan Workers' Party, while reassuring the Syrian Democratic Forces that it is not committing suicide by allowing the Turks such force,” “Neither the Turks nor the SDF trust each other and they view the current situation as a zero-sum competition” External link

thenational Wednesday, May 8, 2019 3:13:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Heras said ( about Assad ) : "By mobilizing an Armenian brigade, the SDF is pronouncing to Assad that it is here to stay and that one of Syria's most vulnerable communities recognizes that fact by joining up with the SDF," External link

globalsecurity Monday, April 29, 2019 5:14:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Heras said : "For now, the U.S. team cannot get concessions from either side because both Turkey and the SDF view the situation as a zero-sum, existential battle," External link

globalsecurity Monday, April 29, 2019 5:14:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Heras says : “The U.S. and Western powers have learned often the hard way of the limited ability they have to impact change in the region,” External link

news-yahoo Tuesday, April 23, 2019 1:16:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Heras said : “HTS is becoming so woven into Idlib that the only way that its power can end is if it is ripped out of Idlib, which will lead to many dead and displaced,” External link

independent-UK Tuesday, April 2, 2019 4:37:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Heras said ( about The Syrian ) : “The Syrian conflict is more complicated because there are now powerful foreign actors that control large zones inside Syria,” External link

jordantimes Thursday, March 14, 2019 3:03:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Heras said ( about Assad ) : “Assad needs the water and wheat that the United States controls in eastern Syria,” External link

jordantimes Thursday, March 14, 2019 3:03:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Heras said : “revolution is on low flame, and that is a win for Assad” External link

jordantimes Thursday, March 14, 2019 3:03:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Heras said ( about The Syrian ) : "The Syrian conflict is more complicated because there are now powerful foreign actors that control large zones inside Syria," External link

naharnet-en Thursday, March 14, 2019 12:49:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Heras said ( about Assad ) : "Assad needs the water and wheat that the United States controls in eastern Syria," External link

naharnet-en Thursday, March 14, 2019 12:49:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Heras said ( about Assad ) : "revolution is on low flame, and that is a win for Assad," External link

naharnet-en Thursday, March 14, 2019 12:49:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Heras said : “It creates a massive bottleneck for the SDF, which does not have the resources dedicated to house them, process them and to find a means by which to repatriate them to their home countries,” External link

laht Thursday, March 7, 2019 5:11:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Heras said : “make their way back to Iraq without anyone having any idea where they are, what role they played in the ISIS organization or their ability in the future to advance the goals of ISIS incognito within the Iraqi population,” External link

laht Thursday, March 7, 2019 5:11:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Heras said ( about Recep Tayyip Erdogan ) : “The US is trying to gather enough carrots [incentives] to put into a basket to satisfy Turkish President Recep Tayip Erdogan's desire to show that he has strong national security chops, and re-designating the PKK is an easy carrot for Washington,” External link

thenational Saturday, March 2, 2019 2:13:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Heras said ( about Donald Trump ) : "Trump's decision is acknowledgement that there needs to be a small U.S. 'anchor force' that remains in Syria, for the time being, to keep U.S. coalition partner militaries on the ground in Syria," External link

globalsecurity Saturday, February 23, 2019 8:27:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Heras said ( about Donald Trump ) : "Trump's decision is acknowledgement that there needs to be a small U.S. ‘anchor force' that remains in Syria, for the time being, to keep U.S. coalition partner militaries on the ground in Syria," External link

voanews Saturday, February 23, 2019 4:32:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Heras said ( about Donald Trump ) : "The brutal fact that will confront Trump is that Turkey's military is not ready for an extensive presence throughout eastern Syria," External link

nna-en Friday, February 15, 2019 4:28:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Heras said : “A key part of IS’ strategy in Deir e-Zor moving forward is to have a network of operatives who exist amongst the local population, who are from the local population of eastern Syria...to make it difficult for any post-IS administration to provide security and services,” External link

syriadirect Friday, February 15, 2019 4:07:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Heras added : “conduct a range of different operations,” External link

syriadirect Friday, February 15, 2019 4:07:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Heras said ( about Donald Trump ) : "The brutal fact that will confront Trump is that Turkey's military is not ready for an extensive presence throughout eastern Syria," External link

nrttv Friday, February 15, 2019 1:22:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Heras said ( about Donald Trump ) : “The brutal fact that will confront Trump is that Turkey’s military is not ready for an extensive presence throughout eastern Syria,” External link

tribune Friday, February 15, 2019 11:27:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Heras said ( about Donald Trump ) : "The brutal fact that will confront Trump is that Turkey's military is not ready for an extensive presence throughout eastern Syria," External link

digitaljournal Friday, February 15, 2019 6:28:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Heras said ( about Donald Trump ) : "The brutal fact that will confront Trump is that Turkey's military is not ready for an extensive presence throughout eastern Syria," External link

pulse Friday, February 15, 2019 6:28:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Heras argued ( about Saudi ) : “this resolution will accomplish nothing to end hostilities between Saudi Arabia and the Houthis, and in fact, it may backfire” External link

thenational Thursday, February 14, 2019 3:12:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Heras argued ( about Mr Trump ) : “It could keep US engagement in Syria for the rest of Mr Trump’s term in office, even if by other means than the US military” External link

thenational Friday, February 1, 2019 6:08:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Heras said : “The challenge with Syria right now is everyone has to read a tarot card as to what exactly will happen with the Trump strategy,” “As recently as two months ago, the Trump administration was allowing Assad and his allies to reconquer all of western Syria. It’s tough to wrap our heads around how you can displace both Assad and Iran from western Syria with the leverage we have on the ground there now” External link

globalpost Friday, January 25, 2019 7:38:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Heras added : “The [latest] ceasefire means that HTS calls the shots in Idlib,” External link

syriadirect Thursday, January 24, 2019 1:56:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Heras said : “It’s no great secret that Trump's Syria team believes that the only pathway forward for the US is to strike a deal with Turkey,” External link

thenational Tuesday, January 22, 2019 10:35:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Heras said ( about Mr Trump ) : “highlighted that fact clearly and well before Mr Trump announced his intent withdraw on December 19” External link

thenational Tuesday, January 22, 2019 10:35:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Heras said : “there is really no appetite on the US side to hand over America's zone in Syria to [President Bashar Al] Assad, and therefore Turkey is seen as the best option” External link

thenational Tuesday, January 22, 2019 10:35:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Heras said : “giving the US zone to Russia is still viewed as giving it to the Assad regime, and there is a lot of angst within the US team that Putin can offer Erdogan a better deal than Mr Trump can, especially if the Russians are willing to serve up the People's Protection Units [YPG] to Turkey on a silver platter, which the US military will not do” External link

thenational Tuesday, January 22, 2019 10:35:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Heras argued : “to swap Idlib to Moscow for hundreds of kilometres of border region east of the Euphrates for Ankara, it would be catastrophic for Trump's Syria team and would throw US planning to the wind,” “That is the American side's nightmare scenario now,” External link

thenational Tuesday, January 22, 2019 10:35:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Heras said : “It’s no great secret that Trump's Syria team believes that the only pathway forward for the US is to strike a deal with Turkey,” External link

thenational Tuesday, January 22, 2019 9:14:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Heras explained ( about Mr Trump ) : “highlighted that fact clearly and well before Mr Trump announced his intent withdraw on December 19” External link

thenational Tuesday, January 22, 2019 9:14:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Heras said ( about Assad ) : “there is really no appetite on the US side to handover America's zone in Syria to Assad, and therefore Turkey is seen as the best option” External link

thenational Tuesday, January 22, 2019 9:14:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Heras said : “giving the US zone to Russia is still viewed as giving it to the Assad regime, and there is a lot of angst within the US team that Putin can offer Erdogan a better deal than Mr Trump can, especially if the Russians are willing to serve up the People's Protection Units (YPG) to Turkey on a silver platter, which the US military will not do” External link

thenational Tuesday, January 22, 2019 9:14:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Heras argued : “to swap Idlib to Moscow for hundreds of kilometres of border region east of the Euphrates for Ankara, it would be catastrophic for Trump's Syria team and would throw US planning to the wind,” “That is the American side's nightmare scenario now,” External link

thenational Tuesday, January 22, 2019 9:14:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Heras said ( about Mr Trump ) : “It’s no great secret that Trump's Syria team believes that the only pathway forward for the US is to strike a deal with Turkey” External link

thenational Tuesday, January 22, 2019 1:49:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Heras explained ( about Mr Trump ) : “highlighted that fact clearly and well before Mr Trump announced his intent withdraw on December 19” External link

thenational Tuesday, January 22, 2019 1:49:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Heras said ( about Assad ) : “there is really no appetite on the US side to handover America's zone in Syria to Assad, and therefore Turkey is seen as the best option” External link

thenational Tuesday, January 22, 2019 1:49:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Heras said : “giving the US zone to Russia is still viewed as giving it to the Assad regime, and there is a lot of angst within the US team that Putin can offer Erdogan a better deal than Mr Trump can, especially if the Russians are willing to serve up the People's Protection Units (YPG) to Turkey on a silver platter, which the US military will not do” External link

thenational Tuesday, January 22, 2019 1:49:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Heras argued ( about Mr Trump ) : “to swap Idlib to Moscow for hundreds of kilometers of border region east of the Euphrates for Ankara, it would be catastrophic for Trump's Syria team and would throw US planning to the wind” “That is the American side's nightmare scenario now” External link

thenational Tuesday, January 22, 2019 1:49:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Heras said : "Manbij for the US is more than just a territory on the map. For the US military it is the door that secures the Raqqa countryside and Raqqa is the showroom model for the US' post-IS stability building mission," External link

dw-en Thursday, January 17, 2019 2:38:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Heras said : "US policy makers believe Erdogan's appetite is bigger than just Manbij and they take him at his word. When Erdogan says Manbij, he means all the way to the border of Iraq," "The mood within the US military is to not withdraw from Manbij unless there is a very clear and on paper agreement with the Turks as to the limits of where Turkey will be able to operate east of the Euphrates — which is nowhere. Unless there is that kind of guarantee, the mood is not to back down in Manbij," External link

dw-en Thursday, January 17, 2019 2:38:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Heras said : "Manbij for the US is more than just a territory on the map. For the US military it is the door that secures the Raqqa countryside and Raqqa is the showroom model for the US' post-IS stability building mission," External link

deutschewelle-en Thursday, January 17, 2019 2:18:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Heras said : "US policy makers believe Erdogan's appetite is bigger than just Manbij and they take him at his word. When Erdogan says Manbij, he means all the way to the border of Iraq," "The mood within the US military is to not withdraw from Manbij unless there is a very clear and on paper agreement with the Turks as to the limits of where Turkey will be able to operate east of the Euphrates — which is nowhere. Unless there is that kind of guarantee, the mood is not to back down in Manbij," External link

deutschewelle-en Thursday, January 17, 2019 2:18:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Heras said : “He has become a type of indispensable man for the UAE in Yemen,” External link

WashingtonPost Tuesday, January 1, 2019 11:44:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Heras estime ( about Assad ) : "La décision de retirer les forces américaines a envoyé un signal aux pays arabes comme quoi ils pouvaient discuter avec Assad selon leurs propres conditions" External link

cridem Monday, December 31, 2018 2:04:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Heras estime ( about Assad ) : "La décision de retirer les forces américaines a envoyé un signal aux pays arabes comme quoi ils pouvaient discuter avec Assad selon leurs propres conditions" External link

la-croix Sunday, December 30, 2018 8:26:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Heras estime ( about Assad ) : "La décision de retirer les forces américaines a envoyé un signal aux pays arabes comme quoi ils pouvaient discuter avec Assad selon leurs propres conditions" External link

levif Sunday, December 30, 2018 4:32:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Heras estime ( about Assad ) : "La décision de retirer les forces américaines a envoyé un signal aux pays arabes comme quoi ils pouvaient discuter avec Assad selon leurs propres conditions" External link

tv5 Sunday, December 30, 2018 3:10:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Heras estime ( about Assad ) : "La décision de retirer les forces américaines a envoyé un signal aux pays arabes comme quoi ils pouvaient discuter avec Assad selon leurs propres conditions" External link

LePoint Sunday, December 30, 2018 2:56:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Heras estime ( about Assad ) : "La décision de retirer les forces américaines a envoyé un signal aux pays arabes comme quoi ils pouvaient discuter avec Assad selon leurs propres conditions" External link

romandie Sunday, December 30, 2018 2:42:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Heras estime ( about Assad ) : "La décision de retirer les forces américaines a envoyé un signal aux pays arabes comme quoi ils pouvaient discuter avec Assad selon leurs propres conditions" External link

la-croix Sunday, December 30, 2018 2:39:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Heras estime ( about Assad ) : "La décision de retirer les forces américaines a envoyé un signal aux pays arabes comme quoi ils pouvaient discuter avec Assad selon leurs propres conditions" External link

challenges Sunday, December 30, 2018 2:37:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Heras said : "He has become a type of indispensable man for the UAE in Yemen," External link

arkansasonline Sunday, December 30, 2018 12:53:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Heras said : “He has become a type of indispensable man for the UAE in Yemen,” External link

WashingtonPost Saturday, December 29, 2018 2:39:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Heras said : “US defence policy is moving in the direction of a smaller American military presence in the Middle East, and a larger reliance on capable regional partners to conduct their own operations with limited US support” “The UAE is by far the only regional security partner that can conduct its own operations and has the ability to work in joint operations with the US military” External link

thenational Wednesday, December 26, 2018 12:49:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Heras said ( about President Trump ) : "President Trump is putting the cart before the horse, because ISIS has not been defeated in Syria," External link

news-yahoo Friday, December 21, 2018 8:05:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Heras said ( about President Trump ) : "President Trump is putting the cart before the horse, because ISIS has not been defeated in Syria," External link

msn-uk Friday, December 21, 2018 7:57:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Heras said ( about President Trump ) : "President Trump is putting the cart before the horse, because ISIS has not been defeated in Syria," External link

digitaljournal Friday, December 21, 2018 6:23:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Heras said ( about President Trump ) : "President Trump is putting the cart before the horse, because ISIS has not been defeated in Syria," External link

yahoo-au Friday, December 21, 2018 6:13:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Heras said ( about President Trump ) : "President Trump is putting the cart before the horse, because ISIS has not been defeated in Syria," External link

afp-en Friday, December 21, 2018 5:36:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Heras said : “They [the NGOs] were instructed not to start any new projects until further guidance has been given” External link

thenational Friday, December 21, 2018 2:43:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Heras says : “This tells us that Trump is not in tune with his closest Syria advisers, and continues to have very different priorities from most of them,” External link

csmonitor Friday, December 21, 2018 2:06:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Heras says : “The arguments will be that ISIS is not defeated in eastern Syria and if left alone could very well come back, and that the SDF are still being built up,” “That’s the Pentagon’s gambit, which is to buy time” External link

csmonitor Friday, December 21, 2018 2:06:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Heras says : “This tells us that Trump is not in tune with his closest Syria advisers, and continues to have very different priorities from most of them,” External link

news-yahoo Friday, December 21, 2018 1:42:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Heras says : “The arguments will be that ISIS is not defeated in eastern Syria and if left alone could very well come back, and that the SDF are still being built up,” “That’s the Pentagon’s gambit, which is to buy time” External link

news-yahoo Friday, December 21, 2018 1:42:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Heras said : "provide Iran with solid control over the entire arc of the Levant from Baghdad to Beirut," External link

nbcnews Thursday, December 20, 2018 12:53:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Heras said : “This is a chaotic decision, hastily made with no consultation with anyone responsible for the actual nuts and bolts of withdrawal,” “They have been caught with their pants down” External link

msn-uk Thursday, December 20, 2018 11:15:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Heras said : "The decision, even before ISIS is defeated on the battlefield, is tempting a massive resurgence of ISIS by the end of this year," External link

baltimoresun Thursday, December 20, 2018 12:05:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Heras said : "The decision, even before ISIS is defeated on the battlefield, is tempting a massive resurgence of ISIS by the end of this year," External link

chicagotribune Wednesday, December 19, 2018 9:20:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Heras said : “Turkey has no ready made force to build stability in Syria, but it seems that President Trump was sold on Mr Erdogan's promises that Turkey could take the troublesome Syria load off his shoulders,” External link

thenational Wednesday, December 19, 2018 8:38:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Heras argued ( about Assad ) : “either cuts a deal with the Assad regime and Russia and Iran, or it faces a war with Turkey and Turkish occupation,” External link

thenational Wednesday, December 19, 2018 8:38:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Heras said : “The decision, even before ISIS is defeated on the battlefield, is tempting a massive resurgence of ISIS by the end of this year,” External link

WashingtonPost Wednesday, December 19, 2018 8:11:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Heras said ( about Mr Erdogan ) : "Erdogan may bark, but his bite is likely to be muzzled by the fact the U.S. military made it clear that it will back the SDF with lethal force if needed," "Ambassador Jeffrey [U.S. Special Envoy to Syria] has also been working furiously to keep Turkey out of areas east of the Euphrates by trying to push forward the idea of power sharing between the SDF and Turkish-backed opposition in disputed areas of northern and eastern Syria," External link

globalsecurity Thursday, December 13, 2018 8:43:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Heras said ( about Mr Erdogan ) : "Erdogan may bark, but his bite is likely to be muzzled by the fact the U.S. military made it clear that it will back the SDF with lethal force if needed," "Ambassador Jeffrey [U.S. Special Envoy to Syria] has also been working furiously to keep Turkey out of areas east of the Euphrates by trying to push forward the idea of power sharing between the SDF and Turkish-backed opposition in disputed areas of northern and eastern Syria," External link

polandsun Thursday, December 13, 2018 2:05:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Heras said ( about Mr Erdogan ) : "Erdogan may bark, but his bite is likely to be muzzled by the fact the U.S. military made it clear that it will back the SDF with lethal force if needed," "Ambassador Jeffrey [U.S. Special Envoy to Syria] has also been working furiously to keep Turkey out of areas east of the Euphrates by trying to push forward the idea of power sharing between the SDF and Turkish-backed opposition in disputed areas of northern and eastern Syria," External link

irishsun Thursday, December 13, 2018 1:14:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Heras said : “In order to confront Iran or push back more fiercely against it, you may find you’re in a conflict far more far-reaching and more destructive to the global economy than many of our allies or American public are willing to bear,” External link

msn-uk Monday, February 6, 2017 6:03:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Heras said : "In order to confront Iran or push back more fiercely against it, you may find you're in a conflict far more far-reaching and more destructive to the global economy than many of our allies or American public are willing to bear," External link

nzherald Monday, February 6, 2017 5:29:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Heras said : "We need to engage with the families, with the communities. We need their help. We can't monitor these people 24/7," External link

middle-east-online_en Friday, December 16, 2016 9:01:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Heras said : "We need to engage with the families, with the communities. We need their help. We can't monitor these people 24/7," External link

naharnet-en Friday, December 16, 2016 8:32:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Heras said : "We need to engage with the families, with the communities. We need their help. We can't monitor these people 24/7," External link

afp-en Friday, December 16, 2016 6:24:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Heras notes : “both Flynn and Mattis have harsh experience in the Iraq war, seeing US service members getting killed by Iranian-backed militias, and express strong concerns and desires to confront Iran where necessary” External link

eurasiareview Tuesday, November 22, 2016 8:52:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Heras says : “trying to avoid getting entangled in war but when you are engaged, you fight to win,” External link

eurasiareview Tuesday, November 22, 2016 8:52:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Heras said ( about Assad ) : "The US does not want to admit publicly that the Assad regime will likely hold on to a statelet centered in western Syria for years to come," "And that, at best, the international community and the Syrian people are looking at a multi-year, tortured process of political negotiations and internal configuration within various armed groups on ground before any enduring and stabilizing peace plan and political transition" External link

usnews Tuesday, October 18, 2016 11:12:00 PM EAT



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