Excusive Insight with Michael Pregent, Fellow at the Hudson Institute and Former Intelligence Officer

Michael Pregent is an Adjunct Fellow at the Hudson Institute and a former intelligence officer with over 28 years of experience focusing on security, terrorism, counter-insurgency, and Middle East policy issues. He has held multiple roles at CENTCOM, was an advisor to Iraq’s Security and Intelligence apparatus, and served in Desert Shield and Desert Storm. He formerly served as an adjunct lecturer for the College of International Security Affairs and as a visiting fellow at the Institute for National Strategic Studies at the National Defense University.

Michael Pregent – The Trump Administration’s ISIS strategy in Syria

27 Apr 18

Question: What is your assessment of the Trump Administration’s strategy against ISIS, particularly in Syria?

Michael Pregent – U.S.-Turkey cooperation in the fight against ISIS

27 Apr 18

Question: As a former counter-insurgency intelligence officer at CENTCOM, what is your view of U.S.-Turkey cooperation in the fight against ISIS?

Michael Pregent – Holding territory against ISIS

27 Apr 18

Question: Considering the current conditions on the ground and Russia and Iran’s presence, are there any realistic opportunities for the NATO allies U.S. and Turkey to closely work together on holding territory against ISIS?

Michael Pregent – The new Secretary of State and Syria policy

27 Apr 18

Question: Do you think the upcoming change in the State Department will result in any change in the U.S. diplomatic/policy approach?

Michael Pregent – U.S. withdrawal from Syria

27 Apr 18

Question: How would the U.S. withdrawal from Syria impact its regional goals and relations with Turkey?

Michael Pregent – Iranian influence in Iraq and consequences for Syria

27 Apr 18

Question: If the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) and its Quds (Jerusalem) Force (IRGC-QF) are hijacking the U.S. Train and Equip Program in Iraq – in which Turkey began participating in 2014 – and controlling the Iraqi Security Forces, how would this impact the overall mission/policy in Syria?

Michael Pregent – Possibility of U.S.-Turkey cooperation against Iranian influence

27 Apr 18

Question: Considering Iran’s destabilizing influence in Iraq and Turkey’s cooperation with Iran and Russia in Syria, should the U.S. re-evaluate its Syria policy vis-à-vis Turkey and develop a coherent policy towards its NATO ally?

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