Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- June 21, 2016

Peter Apps, Reuters: After Brexit vote, can a divided UK heal?

As you drive across Southeast England, you don’t even have to talk to anyone to see the depth of anger and division the EU referendum has released. In gardens, by roadsides and on farmland, huge pro-“leave” banners read: “We want our country back”.

Britain isn’t usually like this, not even during a general election. It is a country built, after all, on often messy consensus. There have been periods of polarization before, of course – during the 1980s under Margaret Thatcher, again in the immediate run-up to the 2003 Iraq war. Never in my lifetime, however, has the population felt so fundamentally divided on such an existential issue.

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Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- June 21, 2016

The ‘Brexit’ Campaign: A Cheat Sheet -- The Atlantic

Brexit: Who's Really to Blame for Europe's Mess -- David Dayen, Fiscal Times

Two defining moments in the Brexit campaign -- John Lloyd, Reuters

A Brexit is just the beginning of Europe's problems -- Elena Holodny, Business Insider

Who’s Winning the Middle East’s Cold War? -- Robert Harvey, Project Syndicate

Salman's Saudi Arabia more ambitious than ever -- Bruce Riedel, Al-Monitor

What do the Saudis want from America? -- Faisal J. Abbas, Huffington Post

As Threats Mount, Can Mauritania’s Fragile Stability Hold? -- Anouar Boukhars, WPR

What A New Chinese ADIZ Means for Asia -- Todd Crowell, Real Clear Defense

U.S. sails carriers near South China Sea in bid to reassure Asian allies -- Jesse Johnson, Japan Times

The Chinese Communist Party Under Xi Jinping -- Will Edwards, The Cipher Brief

Rome elects Raggi, Five Star movement candidate, as first female mayor -- Kevin Lees, Suffragio

All Russians Are Tainted by Putin's Regime -- Leonid Bershidsky, Bloomberg

Everything you need to know to understand the nightmare that is Venezuela right now -- Linette Lopez, Business Insider

Foggy Bottom Breakdown? -- Jeb Babbin, American Spectator

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