I joined Georgina Godwin of Monocle 24’s The Globalist on Wednesday morning to discuss the US plan for a 30,000-strong, Kurdish-led border force in Syria.

The conversation explains the US motives while asking if Washington has made a serious miscalculation. Then we look at Turkey, with its hostility to both the Kurdish militia YPG and an autonomous Syria Kurdistan, to ask if Ankara will launch a ground offensive against Kurdish areas in Syria. And what about the position of the Assad regime’s key backers Russia and Iran?