Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- July 19, 2016

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan helps to carry a coffin with a victim of a thwarted coup following a funeral service in Istanbul, Turkey, July 17, 2016. REUTERS/Murad Sezer

Samia Nakhoul and Nick Tattersall, The Guardian: Turkey's Erdogan beats foes for now, but at high cost to stability

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan, whose fate was in the balance as rebel soldiers tried to topple him, has triumphed against his enemies and quickly reasserting his grip on power. But the failed military coup is further polarizing a nation in turmoil.

The upheaval following the attempted putsch on Friday night is far from over. It has traumatized the nation and caused irreparable damage to a military seen as a bedrock of stability in a country fighting Islamic State and a Kurdish insurgency.

"In the end, Erdogan and his supporters won the day (but)nobody in Turkey has won in the long-term," wrote Hugh Pope and Nigar Goksel of the International Crisis Group. They predicted that "damage to the army – more important than ever, given the turmoil in Turkey’s neighborhood – will be severe."

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Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- July 19, 2016

Turkey Will Pay a Price for Executing Traitors -- Noah Feldman, Bloomberg

The final crisis between the EU and Turkey -- Barbara Wesel, DW

NATO May Have to Expel Turkey -- Con Coughlin, Daily Telegraph

Was Turkey's coup attempt just an elaborate hoax by Erdogan? -- Cengiz Çandar, Al-Monitor

How Isis has devised new ways of sowing savagery in Europe -- Martin Chulov, The Guardian

Rethinking Lone Wolf Terrorism -- Daniel Byman. NPR

Shutting Down ISIS' Digital Platforms -- Walter Pincus, Cipher Brief

Beijing announces new plans for breaking international law in the South China Sea -- Steve Mollman, Quartz

Growing Geopolitical Risks From South China Sea Disputes, Says Fitch Ratings -- Tim Daiss, Forbes

The real reason the EU can't stop human smuggling from Libya -- Mustafa Fetouri, Al-Monitor

Why Putin Won't Admit the Truth About Doping -- Leonid Bershidsky, Bloomberg

How Putin Tightened His Military Grip -- Samuel Bendett, RCW

Nice upends French politics -- Pierre Briancon, Politico

Venezuela Gets a New Comandante -- Bloomberg editorial

A short history of political plagiarism -- Mark Tran, Guardian

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