Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- July 5, 2016

Members of Iraqi government forces celebrate on a street in Fallujah after government forces recaptured the city from ISIS militants on June 27. Reuters/Thaier Al-Sudani

Jeremy Bender, Business Insider: ISIS' global suicide-bombing campaign is only just beginning

The past week has seen a horrendous upswing in ISIS terrorist attacks around the globe. And, horrifyingly, these attacks could signal the beginning of a more pronounced worldwide ISIS campaign that represents a marked shift in tactics.

According to Clint Watts, a former FBI special agent on the Joint Terrorism Task Force and a Robert A. Fox Fellow at the Foreign Policy Research Institute's Program on the Middle East, this surge in global attacks from ISIS could become the new normal as the terror group loses ground in the Middle East and its vast array of foreign fighters now find themselves "homeless."

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Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- July 5, 2016

ISIS Attacks Spike Even As It Loses Ground at Home -- Mark Thompson, Time

Why ISIS is 'lashing out,' from Baghdad to Bangladesh -- Scott Peterson, CSM

Iraq: The World Capital of Terrorism -- Uri Friedman, The Atlantic

How the disunity among UN agencies is failing Syria -- Roger Hearn, Al Jazeera

As Baghdad is bombed, Iraq's politicians just bicker -- Faisal Al Yafai, The National

Latest Baghdad Bombing Underscores Iraq’s Ongoing Nightmare -- Jared Malsin, Time

China's $5 Trillion Opportunity -- Justin Fox, Bloomberg

Does Brexit Mean the End of Globalization? -- Homi Kharas, Newsweek

Brexit: Who will be the UK's new prime minister? -- James Masters, CNN

Overhauling French Intelligence Agencies -- Krishnadev Calamur, The Atlantic

NATO summit: Focus will be on Black Sea security -- Dimitar Bechev, Al Jazeera

Is NATO necessary? -- Stephen Kinzer, Boston Globe

What’s at Stake in Venezuela’s Economic Crisis -- Gillian B. White and Bourree Lam, The Atlantic

Trump vs. the global elite -- Vicki Needham, The Hill

Saudi Arabia Signaled It's OK With Oil at $50 a Barrel -- Reuters and Fortune Editors

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