Who wins from the Syria ceasefire?

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U.S. Vice President Mike Pence meets with Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan at the Presidential Palace in Ankara, Turkey, October 17, 2019. Photo credit: Huseyin Aldemir/Reuters.

The situation in Syria changed quickly this week. A five-day cease-fire, which Turkey is calling a “pause,” negotiated by Vice President Mike Pence, seemed to be barely holding up less than 24 hours after it was announced. President Trump considers the agreement a victory, but some members of the GOP disagree. Mike Singh of the Washington Institute joins the panel to talk about who the winners were from the agreement.  Hint: it wasn’t the Kurds.

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Credits

Guests:
Mike Singh - Managing Director of the Washington Institute - @MichaelSinghDC, Keli Goff - Daily Beast - @keligoff

Hosts:
Josh Barro, Rich Lowry, Dorian Warren

Producer:
Rebecca Mooney