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Middle East Security Director at CNAS. Former deep stater. Iran, Israel, Middle East Peace, broader regional issues.

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Video shows Russian mercenaries rolling up in an abandoned US military camp in Syria https://t.co/98sUAaJmfJ
Retweeted by Ilan GoldenbergSECDEF says he will go to NATO next week to get Allies to condemn & sanction the Turks. This is a horribly misguide… https://t.co/PapoXUFMiS
Retweeted by Ilan GoldenbergSad to see LeBron James side with the Chinese Communist Party as it tries to crush the Hong Kong democracy movement. https://t.co/n0JwZm9fZx
Retweeted by Ilan GoldenbergIn other words. We want to go back in time 10 days and do EXACTLY what we were doing then before the President deto… https://t.co/fLGjpYk8Kh
10/15
2019
Islamic State prisoners were once guarded by the Kurds. Now they’re being freed by Turkish forces. https://t.co/668KgTKHRF
Retweeted by Ilan GoldenbergYou have put 14000 more troops into the Middle East in the past few months https://t.co/fuaZe49U6YThe “same people” run your Iran policy & you’ve authorized a net INCREASE in US troops to the MidEast at their behe… https://t.co/xHfR3ILO63
Retweeted by Ilan GoldenbergAbandon our partners who have fought and died with us for 5 years fighting ISIS. Then blame them she ISIS prisoners… https://t.co/iEeWJTX6VZThis is a case where policymakers need to stop and think. Sanctions to what end? We should now be looking to shape… https://t.co/UCaZUYMzdL
Retweeted by Ilan GoldenbergThat Mattis even now thinks he’s bound by norms of military reticence suggests that the rule preventing him from be… https://t.co/xEQn8WhN5A
Retweeted by Ilan GoldenbergManaging to screw the Kurds AND ruin relations with Turkey without getting US forces out of Syria would be a magnif… https://t.co/fx80uLxLme
Retweeted by Ilan GoldenbergThe path to victory in 2020 isn’t trotting out stale, poll-tested, cookie-cutter sound bites. It’s shining a light… https://t.co/FRoEJ2HbK4
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10/14
2019
It’s easy to understand why Mattis identifies more strongly as a “military person” than a political appointee. You… https://t.co/Bh4VkMEFek
Retweeted by Ilan Goldenberg1/ You’ve increased our troop presence in Afghanistan by 2/3. You have not withdrawn from Syria, instead redeployi… https://t.co/gKberOA7CJ
Retweeted by Ilan Goldenberg“The Kurdish administration in northeastern Syria said in a statement that 785 people affiliated to the Islamic Sta… https://t.co/3Sh2Qoi0pJ
Retweeted by Ilan Goldenberg“All escaped.” Thank you Donald Trump for freeing all these ISIS fighters. https://t.co/EWNFDyBkyPYou didn’t bring any troops home from Syria. You just moved them aside so Turkey could invade. And you just sent a… https://t.co/ool6oXIzPy
Retweeted by Ilan GoldenbergImportant message from Gen John Allen: “All Americans should be grateful for US Foreign Service, Amb Yovanovitch &… https://t.co/wDXw4obITf
Retweeted by Ilan GoldenbergTurkey presents itself as a force capable of taking on ISIS in Syria. These are the guys they're sending into the b… https://t.co/lQmsJdIQ1I
Retweeted by Ilan Goldenberg @NadavPollak In many cases making the case for intervention & losing the argument. Also, there is a difference bet… https://t.co/8rRLmoTqv4Sondland will say there definitely was a quid pro quo linking coveted WH visit to Ukrainian public pledge to invest… https://t.co/eQlMl4OJ8F
Retweeted by Ilan GoldenbergExcellent summary of past 3 years https://t.co/L39EubNnFWWe betrayed our partners who fought bravely against extremists with us to the supposed ally who refused to fight ex… https://t.co/j9xoRL1N56Turkish state-backed media hails a “successful operation” to “neutralize” an unarmed 35-year old woman working to u… https://t.co/pFfpqnCzkJ
Retweeted by Ilan GoldenbergHorrible videos emerging from NE #Syria today of #Turkey proxies field-executing SDF fighters. You can hear one sa… https://t.co/BGWZd65UIg
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10/13
2019
HISTORY IS MADE! 🤯 For so long, so many thought it was impossible, but @EliudKipchoge becomes the first human to r… https://t.co/L6FnVT7Ulp
Retweeted by Ilan GoldenbergAt this point siding with the Russians and the regime is the absolutely rational thing for the Kurds to do. https://t.co/6LRBmYIabhThe worst thing for me about doing research on the invasion of NE Syria is not watching field execution or looking… https://t.co/eWLr55IvCa
Retweeted by Ilan GoldenbergIt’s really sweet how much the State Department cares about protecting Marie Yovanovitch. 😐 https://t.co/ADLE71tJZQ
Retweeted by Ilan GoldenbergThe international community must stop Turkey’s ethnic cleansing plans in northern Syria My op-ed with… https://t.co/fhOPEA2MLl
Retweeted by Ilan GoldenbergI wish we’d intervened in Syria years ago. Thousand of children may have been saved. that’s on Obama. But betrayin… https://t.co/LOfHyFnJtPI normally wouldn’t share such tragic and graphic content, but it’s important in crush of hourly news cycle that we… https://t.co/nDnD60lU5M
Retweeted by Ilan GoldenbergYesterday, @cnasdc Middle East expert @kaleighsthomas spoke w/ #CTV about the critical situation in #Syria, the bor… https://t.co/KV3oEINl9I
Retweeted by Ilan GoldenbergThis is a NATO “ally” firing warning shots at the United States. Not acceptable. But everyone knows Trump won’t do… https://t.co/GYeYX9NDOB1. Civilians dying in Northern Syria 2. ISIS prison breaks 3. Turkish military almost hits US troops All in one… https://t.co/dgwUT2vKmGSo, GOP, Trump wants to rent out the men and women of our military to foreign autocrats. You ok with that? With hi… https://t.co/gljPM5Ktvc
Retweeted by Ilan GoldenbergI salute Amb. Masha Yovanovitch's integrity and grit under fire. Her example is the stuff that will inspire her Fo… https://t.co/T3y0CVk4ir
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10/12
2019
Saudi & the UAE have come under a lot of criticism in Washington in recent years - most of it justified. But it is… https://t.co/mkgaTR7RLCIf #Trump team was ever concerned by ethnic cleansing they would've sanctioned #Turkey during its #Afrin op. Also h… https://t.co/VstbCEmWIM
Retweeted by Ilan GoldenbergThis is insane. The US just joined Russia to veto a UN Security Council resolution sponsored by our European allies… https://t.co/7wDw8bW7ch
Retweeted by Ilan Goldenberg @LorenRaeDeJ That is so crappy. Who does that to a third grader?
10/11
2019
@realDonaldTrump We were mediating a deal until just a few days ago!Ummm. This is what we were doing for the last year until Trump pulled the legs out from his own negotiators trigger… https://t.co/z8KAvEC5KlWow, this is chilling. The NBA minder shuts down CNN's question here and refuses to let the players answer it. Not… https://t.co/9gRlqzZTZ3
Retweeted by Ilan GoldenbergAND: They were arrested while awaiting an international flight at Dulles Airport on Wednesday, according to people… https://t.co/NMzHI2kdjj
Retweeted by Ilan GoldenbergBibi and Trump really don’t seem to be on the same page on this one https://t.co/PTr9tssoHQ1. Israelis are deeply unnerved by Trump's decision to abandon our Syrian Kurdish partners to a Turkish invasion, a… https://t.co/jDy25wlvXN
Retweeted by Ilan GoldenbergTrump’s decision to pull back in Northern Syria is just the latest in America’s two decade long Yo-Yo Diet in the M… https://t.co/rPyuuXDF35In an April report, @CNASdc’s @NicholasAHeras and @kaleighsthomas wrote that a U.S. withdrawal from the Coalition Z… https://t.co/OZZ5vjC9DQ
Retweeted by Ilan GoldenbergGreat. We took out 2 guys. But by most estimates there are still thousands of ISIS fighters in northern Syria. Wha… https://t.co/SLehkbqZmgUm, that’s not expensive for a women’s haircut and color in DC. Certainly not a splurge. Women pay a higher price… https://t.co/sNG4dN4FxR
Retweeted by Ilan GoldenbergWhen retired 4-star General Mattis chastised retired 4-star General Allen (and 3-star Lt. Gen. Mike Flynn) at his r… https://t.co/QHlcyLND6f
Retweeted by Ilan GoldenbergI think people need to understand that no one is going to save us (or the world) from Donald Trump. We have to save… https://t.co/UATKNWgdm0
Retweeted by Ilan GoldenbergFor skeptics of @ewarren’s claim she was from her teaching job in 1971 for being pregnant, the practice was actuall… https://t.co/qbbiDd7Sx3
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10/10
2019
This veteran US Special forces soldier has trained indigenous forces on multiple continents. He is on the frontline… https://t.co/NStd2eVQjl
Retweeted by Ilan GoldenbergAt the end of the Obama admin, Erdogan pushed us hard on the Zarrab case. Erdogan feared revelations about corrupti… https://t.co/mA8dJZmR8Y
Retweeted by Ilan GoldenbergThere's a difference between 1) advocating for forever wars 2) opposing the abandonment of an ally after the U.S… https://t.co/ag2c2E7dlD
Retweeted by Ilan GoldenbergTrump is asked whether he’s concerned about the release of ISIS fighters: “They’re going to be escaping to Europe.”
Retweeted by Ilan GoldenbergI mean, if you’re gonna go all in on corruption that makes your hardline supporters look as hypocritical and ridicu… https://t.co/aHZvLELLyy
Retweeted by Ilan GoldenbergBREAKING: Trump pressed Tillerson to help persuade the Justice Department to drop a criminal case against an Irania… https://t.co/0DXvIvtuCj
Retweeted by Ilan GoldenbergI just spoke to a distraught US Special Forces soldier who is among the 1000 or so US troops in Syria tonight who i… https://t.co/bMeqZsd3gj
Retweeted by Ilan GoldenbergFox News does good, nonpartisan, unbiased polling, so there's no reason to expect their numbers on impeachment to b… https://t.co/c264HQmgOg
Retweeted by Ilan GoldenbergAll eyes are on NE Syria, understandably. But stepping back, I believe we're at a historic turning point for US st… https://t.co/FmQNfohEAz
Retweeted by Ilan GoldenbergTrump says he goes to Dover Air Force base to greet slain soldiers "when I can." Telling a detailed story, he says… https://t.co/fL5LpHIbAN
Retweeted by Ilan GoldenbergYet again, a synagogue has been attacked during a Jewish holiday. I'm heartsick for the victims of this cruel attac… https://t.co/SoNQs1LNPI
Retweeted by Ilan GoldenbergTrump’s art of the Deal. Unnecessarily destroy all US leverage & credibility. Then put out a weak statement that ha… https://t.co/gZD5zK9c4MA former operator tells me: “I've worked directly with the SDF and had many fighters from the group I grew to trust… https://t.co/Hu9pinLnwt
Retweeted by Ilan GoldenbergBREAKING — Turkish F-16s hit targets in Syria’s Ras Al-ayn, the Syria operation has begun — Turkish media reports
Retweeted by Ilan GoldenbergAfter I became visibly pregnant, I was told that the job I'd been promised for next year would go to someone else.… https://t.co/L7qufXRjJU
Retweeted by Ilan GoldenbergWow. This letter is bananas. A barely-lawyered temper tantrum. A middle finger to Congress and its oversight respon… https://t.co/OFm0h9eMXX
Retweeted by Ilan GoldenbergHey! I used to distribute these security funds at DHS. Inconceiveable that WH, for campaign, would put whole $ onus… https://t.co/azRJsoNvYv
Retweeted by Ilan GoldenbergThere it is. The big lesson China’s government wants the world to learn from @NBA scandal: “Freedom of speech is n… https://t.co/J8AuYj8AJE
Retweeted by Ilan Goldenberg @washingtonpost Alternate reality: "In predominantly Kurdish areas, such as Afrin, Turkey oversaw the creation of l… https://t.co/Ylkr6qJCaU
Retweeted by Ilan GoldenbergU.S. companies realize they can get away with this because most Americans either don't care about democracy at all… https://t.co/VE7SlQKZhN
Retweeted by Ilan GoldenbergThis is pathetic. Trump betraying allies in Syria who fought by our side and lost thousands to defeat ISIS. And lea… https://t.co/SIazZzsQm5...And finally there is the scary issue of the thousands of ISIS detainees and families, who may be breaking out of… https://t.co/0LHQCqCKxa
Retweeted by Ilan GoldenbergChange is coming. All the Democratic Presidential candidates endorsed @lc_wins pledge to seek gender parity in thei… https://t.co/H0nHcUgx7n
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10/9
2019
1. I may know a bit about the history of teaching. It was EXTREMELY COMMON to push pregnant teachers out of their j… https://t.co/IRyAGExPlH
Retweeted by Ilan GoldenbergI don’t see how any self-respecting lawyer in the executive branch could associate him/herself with this letter
Retweeted by Ilan GoldenbergWe @CNASdc talk a lot about the erosion of U.S. military technological advantage vis China. And it is super importa… https://t.co/UvjndEaY8a
Retweeted by Ilan GoldenbergDoes anyone really believe that school officials in the 60s/70s would write down "fired for being pregnant" in thei… https://t.co/6TykPG6KMz
Retweeted by Ilan GoldenbergAs someone who was laid off while pregnant and applied to jobs while pregnant, all I can say is that there's this v… https://t.co/1AFZLVbBlz
Retweeted by Ilan GoldenbergThis is extreme disappointing from Steve Kerr, who speaks out on a number of important issues. You don't need to be… https://t.co/YgTgwlpDIG
Retweeted by Ilan Goldenberg58-38 in favor of impeachment inquiry. That’s a devastating number for Trump https://t.co/d9QYXfWHPKIt is absolutely necessary to stress that, independent of what you think of the YPG or Turkey's leadership, a key e… https://t.co/3bnnBmWQdL
Retweeted by Ilan Goldenberg#Turkey will use most of same #Syrian rebel proxy groups in N/E #Syria that it used in #Afrin against the #SDF and… https://t.co/RlUXJTXDov
Retweeted by Ilan GoldenbergThey’re allowing Trump to spend over $1 million a week right now for ads on their platform—including ones that air… https://t.co/uCY1StqNGw
Retweeted by Ilan Goldenberg.@CNASdc's Transatlantic Security Program is hiring an intern to join our tiny but mighty team! Come work with… https://t.co/IXYhi2ELsu
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10/8
2019
When Ukraine was in trouble in 2014 and in 2018, one of the first tools the US used to help was the Open Skies Trea… https://t.co/FWCjf8VYlC
Retweeted by Ilan GoldenbergTurkish entry by force into NE Syria risks fracturing the SDF, pulling its fighters out of former ISIS strongholds,… https://t.co/QvNcOHesUT
Retweeted by Ilan GoldenbergMany analysts talk about the #SDF. I conducted the first field survey of the SDF in all 6 provinces of NE #Syria to… https://t.co/Fg9QKYdZEA
Retweeted by Ilan GoldenbergSo confused https://t.co/f1lBLP4H12The entirety of the United States government doesnt have a damn clue what it is that POTUS just did with Turkey and… https://t.co/P2YKHG8q7D
Retweeted by Ilan GoldenbergDisappointed @NBA would cow to the pressure of China's authoritarian regime. Employees should be able to speak free… https://t.co/uR1eWap0qE
Retweeted by Ilan GoldenbergI support bringing our troops home from Syria. But President Trump's reckless and unplanned withdrawal undermines b… https://t.co/B110VJh6d0
Retweeted by Ilan GoldenbergIt wasn’t enough to alienate the Kurds. Now he is threatening to destroy the Turkish economy. https://t.co/5mR50NoiI02012 https://t.co/tRB3Wz101B
Retweeted by Ilan GoldenbergOne phone call with an authoritarian leader and Trump blows up a year of careful diplomacy. of course somehow he bl… https://t.co/7BmgQWF6Z3
Retweeted by Ilan GoldenbergThis makes no sense. it’s not the US that is keeping these ISIS fights. It is the SDF and you just totally screwed… https://t.co/kG2xL1yqL0Protests and violent response in Iraq + US potentially pulling rug out from Kurds in Syria and opening the way for… https://t.co/bBjPyfV8dN
10/7
2019

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