Thursday, August 15, 2013

Commentaries, Opinions, And Editorials -- August 15, 2013

Egypt’s Military Cracks Down on Muslim Brotherhood: Will Chaos Follow Killings? -- Ashraf Khalil, Time

Wednesday’s long-anticipated move by Egyptian security forces to violently clear a pair of Muslim Brotherhood protest sites in the capital was aimed at ending an impasse that had politically crippled the country. But the violence of the crackdown, which has led to hundreds of casualties, has paved the way for more chaos and instability in Egypt.

The Ministry of Health estimated the total number of dead at 278, including security-forces fatalities, but that figure is expected to rise overnight. As the fighting continued throughout the day, several Coptic churches around the country were attacked and damaged in a possible wave of Brotherhood reprisals.

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Commentaries, Opinions, And Editorials

The battle for Egypt -- The Economist

The Nile Runs Red. Yesterday's confrontation between Egypt's army and the Muslim Brotherhood may only be the beginning. -- Lee Smith, Weekly Standard

Egypt’s Unraveling and the Coming Chaos -- Erick Stakelbeck, NRO

Egypt's military faces the fallout of Cairo bloodshed -- Kristen Chick, Christian Science Monitor

An Arab Nightmare: West Dithers Over Taking a Side in Egypt -- Erich Follath, Spiegel Online

Hezbollah’s Refugee Problem -- Hugh Eakin, New York Review Of Books

Iran's Clerics Remain the ProblemNew York Times -- Raytakeyh, New York Times

Afghanistan’s Rare Earth Element Bonanza -- Alan W. Dowd, The American

Japan Shrine Still Flashpoint 68 Years After War -- Elaine Kurtenbach, AP

Analysis: Are India and Pakistan headed for war? -- Global Post

Spain and ETA. The weakened terrorist group remains a presence in the Basque region -- The Economist

Fears Of Trade War Arise As Ukrainian Exports To Russia Grind To A Halt -- Dmytro Shurkhalo, Radio Free Europe

Euro Zone’s Recession Ends, at Least for Now -- David Jolly and Alison Smale, New York Times

How to Beat Al-Qaeda in Yemen -- Gregory D. Johnsen, Bloomberg

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