P Resident Trump deserves great honor for reassessing evidence and preserving 400 US troops in Syria. However, Russia, Iran and the Syrian dictator Bashar Assad will fiercely respond to his decision.
However, the first thing to do is that Trump's decision is absolutely correct. The split between the garrison at At Tanfi, near the Jordan-Iraq border and the Kurdish-led garrison in northern Syria, will support the American forces against the Islamic state, protecting American Kurdish and Sunni allies from Iranian, Russian and Syrian aggression.
The concern of ISIS is the front and center here because of the lack of US forces, these tribes would have been caught between ISIS and Iranian forces / militias. Offering protection of the tribes against Iranian domination, ISIS would find a new preserve for a revival and a plan against the West. Similarly, if the United States abandoned the Kurds, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan would have severely defeated them, while largely ignoring ISIS. This would lead to a humanitarian catastrophe and, more importantly, to the collapse of American confidence as an ally, which can be trusted through good times and bad ones.
But, as I said, Russia, Iran and Assad will be angry at Trump's decision.
The struggle of Russia is rooted in its diminished ability to act as a key player among the Syrian and Iranian interests, on the one hand, and the interests of the Sunni Arab kingdoms and Israel, on the other. Russian President Vladimir Putin sees this role as an interlocutor as a constituent of new investments in the Russian economy and undermining of the US regional interests. Although, with the help of supposedly denounced trustees, the Russians will almost certainly begin an urgent attack on the residual US forces, trying to change the Trump decision here. The United States can resist this threat by replicating Mattis's decision and offering the elimination of all threats to US personnel. Assad's wrath is equally clear. When the US forces remain on its land, the dictator knows that America will be able to influence the Syrian political process in such a way that the opposition's interests find a voice at the negotiating table. Earlier, Assad believed that the withdrawal of American troops would give him restored domination under a unilateral political path in Astana. Trump's decision here will protect innocent civilian life in places like Idlib and force Assad to negotiate with a better faith. Although, it should be noted that Assad is unlikely to soon leave power.
Then there is Iran.
The Iranian fury of the rigid fixation here will fix one major problem: the violation of the garrison of At Tangf of the Revolutionary Guard Weapons and the land bridge of logistics between Iran, Iraq and southern Syria. This bridge is an important element of Ayatollah Ali Khamenei's efforts to dominate Baghdad and Beirut, as well as to threaten the rocket attacks of Israeli population centers. It is clear that the detention of Trump troops in Syria will curtail Iranian aggression and protect Israeli life. Trump should ask Israel to stop its cozy relationship with China in reciprocity for its decision here.
In the end, Trump made the right call here. Despite the fact that 400 forces may not seem very large, they will help other US people in Syria and continue to act against ISIS. By neutralizing Russia, Iran and Syria, these forces will also contribute to improving the multidisciplinary stability of Syria. This stability is the best and only way to ensure the return of ISIS 2.0.