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Implications of the Trump Administration 2018 Foreign Policy Decision Regarding the Kurdish Situation in North-Western Syria

By Kristina Diefenderfer

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East, particularly in Turkey and Syria. Kristina anticipates incorporating social, economic, and political facets of crises into her research within her tenure in the Emergency Management program.

Kristina Diefenderfer is a graduate student enrolled in the Master of Science in Emergency Management program. She completed her undergraduate degrees at Millersville University, with a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies, Bachelor of Arts in Government and Political Affairs, and a minor in Spanish Language and Culture Studies. Kristina’s submitted research was completed originally for Dr. Yang’s Intercultural Communication in Contexts course. Her project incorporates the communication of former President Donald Trump’s Foreign Policy choices in conjunction with the ongoing Kurdish issue in the Middle

Author's Note: 

Thank you to the professors, family, friends, and loved ones supporting me along the way to this point in my academic career. Your support truly made it possible to complete research of this caliber.

There is no known conflict of interest to disclose. Please contact for any correspondence regarding this article.

Keywords:  Turkey, Syrian conflict, Foreign Policy, Trump Presidency, intercultural 

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