Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Commentaries, Opinons, And Editorials -- August 14, 2013

Tears, Terror as Egypt Slides Toward Civil War -- Stefan Wolff, Real Clear World

More than 300 dead and many thousands more injured since June. An elected president in custody. Army units using deadly force to clear protesters off the streets. Egypt appears to be spiralling out of control.

The question the international community must now face is whether the situation will further deteriorate and escalate into a full-blown civil war. Reports from Cairo where the confrontation between the supporters of ousted president Mohammed Morsi and the army is in full swing have been harrowing. Today’s butcher’s bill is at least 100 and will surely rise.

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Commentaries, Opinions, And Editorials

The Horror of Cairo: Scenes of War Between Two Egypts -- Ulrike Putz, Spiegel Online

Experts reflect on Egypt's turmoil -- Al Jazeera

How to End the War in Syria -- Irena L. Sargsyan, Daily Beast

Syria's war has exposed the hypocrisy of western powers -- Antony Loewenstein, The Guardian

Al Maliki needs to act to stop violence -- Gulf News editorial

Show Trials on the Bosphorus -- Dexter Filkins, New Yorker

Blowback on the Arabian Peninsula? -- Michael P. Noonan, US News and World Report

A Coming Japan-China Rapprochement? -- J. Berkshire Miller, National Interest

Tokyo Time Bomb: Japan's Looming Debt Disaster -- Jay Zawatsky, National Interest

Sindhurakshak fire a body blow to India's submarine fleet -- Rahul Singh , Hindustan Times

Why Russia is Worried About the “Zero Option” in Afghanistan -- Andrew S. Bowen, The Diplomat

Obama, Snowden and Putin -- Thomas Friedman, New York Times

Gibraltar and the Falklands deny the logic of history -- Simon Jenkins, The Guardian

Are corruption-weary Spaniards nearing a tipping point? -- Andrés Cala, Christian Science Monitor

Obama’s ‘soft power’ policy in a world of hurt -- Dave Boyer, The Washington Times

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