Washington. The Arabs are in. Turkey is on the fence. Britain, still smarting from an earlier Iraq war, is cautiously edging toward expanded action. Even Greece wants to help—if someone would tell it how.
Two weeks after he announced plans to form a “broad coalition” to fight the militant group Islamic State, President Barack Obama’s hopes for international support for actions in Iraq and Syria appear to be gelling.
But it remains to be seen whether this motley global crew, whose members have widely differing goals, can hang together for a mission that Obama has acknowledged could last for years, and which …read more
Source: The Jakarta Globe