Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- July 6, 2016

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Charles Lister, Daily Beast: Al Qaeda Reaps Rewards of U.S. Policy Failures on Syria

Unless America addresses the chaos Assad has wrought, it can’t stop the rise of jihadism in Syria.

Warfare and diplomacy are intrinsically linked, except when it comes to the Obama administration’s policy on Syria. While a negotiated settlement remains the only viable pathway out of the Syrian crisis, currently existing facts on the ground do not in any way allow for a meaningful process, let alone a solution. As things stand, there is no reason for Bashar al-Assad to view a political process as anything less than a game in which to taunt and kill his adversaries, while compelling his allies to double-down in defense of his regime.

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Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- July 6, 2016

What wave of suicide attacks means for Riyadh's anti-terror efforts -- Bruce Riedel, Al-Monitor

The Great Arab Implosion and Its Consequences -- Ofir Haivry, Mosaic

South China Sea Showdown: America Must Step Up to Face Off with China -- Wallace C. Gregson, National Interest

Sanctioning Kim Jong Un -- Matt Vasilogambros, The Atlantic

The Chilcot Report Shows How the U.S.-U.K. ‘Special Relationship’ Went Sour in the Iraq War -- Jamie Merrill, Time

Blair Didn't Lie His Way Into Iraq. Neither Did Bush. -- Eli Lake, Bloomberg

NATO’s Uneasy New Reality: Could It Still Stop Russia? -- David Wood, Huffington Post

Brexit Doesn't Actually Help Putin -- Daniel Kochis, National Interest

Russia Is Not Dying From a Brain Drain -- Leonid Bershidsky, Bloomberg

The Russia Paradox: How To Deal with an Aggressive, Yet Weak Power -- Wolfgang Ischinger, Spiegel Online

What the FBI didn't say about Hillary Clinton’s email -- Peter Van Buren, Reuters

Is Hillary Clinton too big to indict? -- Peter Grier, CSM

How Hillary Clinton limps forward after the damning FBI report -- Suzanne Garment, Reuters

Iceland's Historic Candidate: How a scholar of the nation’s Presidency swiftly became its Presidential front-runner. -- Adam Gopnik, New Yorker

The World's Rising Powers Have Fallen -- Suzanne Nossel, Foreign Policy

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