James Jeffrey

U.S. Special Envoy to the Global Coalition against Islamic State: January 4, 2018 –

U.S. Secretary of State’s Special Representative for Syria Engagement: August 17, 2018 –

US Ambassador to Iraq: 2010 – 2012

Turkey: 2008 – 2010

Deputy National Security Advisor: 2007 – 2008.

US to push European allies for new sanctions on Syria after Russia limits aid

US officials will meet with European counterparts in Brussels next week to discuss upping economic sanctions on Syria's Assad regime

US seeks Coalition meeting on ISIS threat in West Africa and the Sahel

The United States is seeking a meeting of the Global Coalition Against ISIS early in 2020 to focus on threats…

It took almost a year, but a simple shift in US stance led to Turkey’s assault against Syria’s Kurds

US diplomats' short-sighted Syria strategy may have led to Turkey's incrusion and unravelled the partnership with the SDF

US official warned Syrian Kurdish leader not to talk to Assad or Russia in heated meeting

A US State Department official warned Syrian Kurdish leader Ilham Ahmed not to engage with Bashar al-Assad's government or with…

Erdogan rules out ceasefire with SDF in northern Syria

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan firmly ruled out any negotiations with the SDF in Syria, saying their only option was…

Trump approval for Turkey’s attack on Syria’s Kurds was ‘waiting to happen,’ Western official says

Trump’s approval for Turkey to attack Kurdish-led fighters in Syria vindicated European allies' refusals to send new troops, a diplomat…

INTERVIEW: US envoy James Jeffrey on ISIS, the Syrian border, Idlib, Rukban and Iraq

US envoy James Jeffrey talks about the US role in Syria and the effort to fully dismantle ISIS in Iraq…

UN report details possible ‘war crimes’ by many sides in Syrian war

The US rejected a UN report alleging complicity in possible "war crimes" in Syria's civil war, including during airstrikes and…

US signals shift to Africa in counter-ISIS Coalition campaign

The United States will seek additional international cooperation to fight Islamic State on a global scale, with a particular focus…

Turkey rejects latest proposals on Syria safe-zone, accuses US of stalling

Turkey rejected the latest US proposals to establish a controversial safe zone in SDF-controlled northeast Syria