Friday, July 22, 2016

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- July 22, 2016

Iraqi security forces wait for vehicles traveling to Mosul to fight against Islamic State militants at an Iraqi army base in Camp Taji in Baghdad, Feb. 21, 2016. (photo by REUTERS/Ahmed Saad/File Photo)

Laura Rozen, Al-Monitor: Planning for the 'day after' Mosul

WASHINGTON — With plans advancing for the battle to retake Iraq’s second-largest city, Mosul, from the so-called Islamic State (IS), the military campaign to seize territory is making such rapid progress in Iraq and Syria that it now presents a daunting challenge: how to get humanitarian and political preparations to catch up. Defense and foreign ministers from over 30 nations met in Washington July 20-21 to plan how to provide humanitarian relief, reconstruction and government services to care for and try to win hearts and minds of the millions of people expected to be displaced or severely impacted in the operations, most of them Sunnis, so that IS — once uprooted — does not find fertile ground again.

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Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- July 22, 2016

Aleppo: Is besieged Syrian city facing last gasp? -- Diana Darke, BBC

The Guardian view on the week in Turkey: coup – and counter-coup? -- Guardian editorial

Turexit: Should Turkey leave NATO? -- Marwan Bishara, Al Jazeera

Turkey’s Post-Coup Reverberations Are Just Beginning -- Fadi Hakura, Chatham House

The legacy of the coup attempt in Turkey -- Ayse Sozen Usluer, Al Jazeera

Turkey’s coup holds lessons for the region -- Shadi Hamid, Newsweek

Inside a frontline hospital in Afghanistan -- Al Jazeera

Exclusion and Despair Make Tunisia’s Border Regions a Powder Keg -- Anouar Boukhars, WPR

Why Nigeria's 'Avengers' are crippling the oil sector -- Martin Patience, BBC

France at War -- Christopher de Bellaigue, New York Review Of Books

How The U.S. Should Respond in The South China Sea -- Crispin Rovere, RCW/The Interpreter

Anti-Trump Hysteria on NATO -- Paul Saunders, National Interest

That Brexit apocalypse? It just isn’t happening -- Liam Halligan, The Spectator

How the New York Fed fumbled over the Bangladesh Bank cyber-heist -- Krishna N. Das and Jonathan Spicer, Reuters

Donald Trump: 'I am a fan of the future, and cyber is the future' -- Colin Lecher, Verge

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