Friday, January 31, 2014

Commentaries, Opinions, And Editorials -- January 31, 2014

Syrian Government Accused Of 'Starve Or Surrender' Policy Against Civilians -- Paul Lewis, The Guardian

• US condemns Assad regime tactics in rebel-held cities
• Geneva eace talks fail to reach any discernible agreement

The United States accused Syria of enacting a “starve or surrender” policy toward civilians in rebel-held areas on Friday, after peace negotiations between the regime and opposition groups failed to achieve any discernible progress.

There had been hope that the first round of talks, which ended on Friday, would yield an agreement to allow aid convoys to deliver food and medicine to hundreds of thousands in the suburbs of Damascus and Homs.

Read more ....

Commentaries, Opinions, And Editorials

How Kerry Put Netanyahu in a Bind -- Jeffrey Goldberg, Bloomberg

On Iran, compromise is needed -- Fareed Zakaria, Washington Post

Comment: West Africa - the new epicentre of piracy -- Keith Johnson, Foreign Policy/SBS

Obama giving up on Afghanistan? -- Benny Avni, New York Post

China and Japan Must Find Middle Ground -- Rana Mitter, Bloomberg

United Against China? -- New York Times editorial

US to China: “Happy New Year.” China to US: “Give us our money back.” -- Lily Kuo, Quartz

Pacific Pivot? More Like Retreat -- John Feffer, Real Clear World

How Washington is losing Asia to China -- Harry J. Kazianis, Washington Times

Why Russians feel adrift in a post-Soviet world -- David Greene, Washington Post

Don’t Fear El Salvador’s Leftists -- William G. Walker, New York Times

El Salvador in Peril: If leftist Sánchez Cerén becomes president, the future would be grim. -- Otto Reich, NRO

Argentina’s coming collapse -- Washington Post editorial

Argentina is no danger to the world - but the eurozone is -- The Telegraph

Obama’s foreign policy ‘to-do’ list -- Brian Katulis, Washington Post

Why Should You Be Worried About NSA Surveillance? -- NPR

The New Age of Nationalism -- Zachary Keck, The Diplomat

No comments: