Via phone, E.J. Dionne, a senior fellow in Governance Studies, discusses the importance of public discourse on gun control and warns Americans not to get sidetracked by the culture war the gun control debate has created. Dionne explains the importance of acting quickly in enacting gun control legislation, and the need for legislators to listen to the continued pleas from students to enact meaningful gun reform.
The greatest threat from the U.S. perspective is direct military conflict between Turkish and American forces...Erdogan seems determined to force the Americans to fulfill past promises that YPG forces would return east of the Euphrates. The challenge for the US is whether that promise can be kept while also maintaining order on the ground.