Let's see, how many years have I been writing on this remake?
IHS Janes, just stating the obvious.
Jonathan Spyer - IHS Jane's Intelligence Review
30 August 2017
The prospect of Iraq and Syria returning to a system of centralised governance by a single authority is extremely low, although the Islamic State will lose its territorial holdings in the region and revert to insurgency.
There is no reasonable scenario in the coming five years in which the Syrian government can be defeated by rebel forces, but the complete re-conquest of all Syrian territory by government forces is equally unlikely.
De facto changes to the regional map will include the survival of a Kurdish enclave of considerable size in northeastern Syria and the establishment of a quasi-independent Kurdistan.
Must be just a coincidence that the plan, that was unfolding in plain site, looks to be coming to fruition. For all the coincidence theorists out and about...