Emily Winterbotham, Newsweek: A Shift in Tactics for ISIS in Afghanistan?
Afghanistan doesn’t make it to the top of the news agenda often these days. That is until the headline-grabbing militant group Islamic State (ISIS) claimed responsibility for a deadly attack on a peaceful demonstration in the Afghan capital Kabul on Saturday. With over 80 killed, the link to ISIS revived fears about the continued strength of the group and the extent of its reach in Afghanistan. Worryingly, ISIS also appeared to imply the attack was intended to inflame sectarian tensions.
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Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- July 25, 2016
Obama did too much in Syria, not too little: Column -- Seth Cantey, USA Today
Washington and Moscow: Together on Syria? -- Frederic Hof, Special to Defense News
Will Sadrists target US troops in Iraq? -- Mustafa Saadoun, Al-Monitor
The West fails the 'coup test' in Turkey -- Ayse Yircali & Sabiha Senyucel, Al Jazeera
The fate of Turkey lies in Erdogan’s hands -- David Gardner, Financial Times
Erdogan's Turkey Is a High-Risk Partner for China -- Frank Sieren, DW
One Year On: Why Iran Has Yet To Cash In On Nuclear Deal -- Frud Bezhan and Hannah Kaviani, RFE
How Scared Should I Be of North Korea? -- Mike Pearl, VICE
U.S. South China Sea policy after the ruling: Opportunities and challenges -- Prashanth Parameswaran, Brookings
Germany faces terror -- Christoph Strack, DW
After these attacks, can Germany keep calm and carry on? -- Lena Jakat, The Guardian
Merkel’s Open Door Has Left Her Fighting for Survival -- Nina Schick, Telegraph
The Immigration Crisis Is Tearing Europe Apart -- Bruce Stokes, Foreign Policy
Brexit: What Now for Europe? -- Octavian Manea, Defense Matters
What Hillary Clinton Got Wrong About the World -- Nancy Youssef, Daily Beast