Saturday, June 25, 2016

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- July 25, 2016

Henry Porter, Vanity Fair: How Britain Was Broken

And what that means for America.

The shocking result of Britain’s decision to leave the European Union was something many had dreaded during the course of the 10-week referendum campaign, which ended abruptly in the early hours of Friday morning. The Brexit campaign, led by two conservative ministers, Boris Johnson and Michael Gove, managed to overturn every expectation, while rejecting pleas to remain in the E.U. from everyone from President Obama to the International Monetary Fund. Internationally renowned Britons, from Stephen Hawking to Patrick Stewart, pleaded to stay the course. So did J.K. Rowling, Richard Branson, and even David Beckham. But as the results came in—with Leave triumphing over Remain by a margin of 52 percent to 48 percent—a period of bereavement began for many. There was so much to come to terms with.

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Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- July 25, 2016

With Brexit, Vladimir Putin is rid of his strongest EU opponent -- Steve LeVine, Quartz

Russia's Unhelpful Game In Syria -- James Miller, RFE

Why Turkey and Israel Are Back on Speaking Terms -- Seth J. Frantzman, National Interest

Is the Iranian-Saudi "Cold War" Heating Up? How to Reduce the Temperature -- Sultan Barakat, Lawfare

Displacement, terrorism and FGM in Somalia -- Caroline Schmitt, DW

How UN peacekeepers failed South Sudan -- Matt Wells, CNN

Why an Egyptian court is challenging Sisi on islands handover -- Sarah El Shalakany, Al-Monitor

China Is Not Trying to ‘Rule the Waves’ -- Liu Xiaoming, Huffington Post

Indonesia Refuses to Bow to China in the South China Sea -- Gary Sands, National Interest

Don't blink over North Korea -- James 'Spider' Marks, CNN

Strategic Reversal in Afghanistan -- RAND

Three Things to Know About Spain’s Upcoming Elections -- Amanda Calvo, Time

As FARC signs cease-fire, will Colombia's cocaine trade decrease? -- CSM

Sex, lies and paternity claims: Bolivia's president reels amid tumultuous scandal -- Dan Collyns, The Guardian

How the Red Cross Killed Non-Lethal Weapons -- Gary Anderson, WSJ

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