Thursday, August 11, 2016

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- August 11, 2016

Leonid Bershidsky, Bloomberg: Putin Fans the Flames in Ukraine Once Again

This is a perfect moment for the crisis in Ukraine to heat up, and worrying developments are afoot, prompting fears that Russian President Vladimir Putin might be planning an invasion or some other kind of hostile action against Kiev after all.

On Wednesday, Russia's secret police, the FSB, said it had prevented a series of terror attacks in Crimea and that one of its operatives and a Russian soldier were killed in several shootouts with what the FSB says were agents of the Ukrainian defense ministry's intelligence directorate. The FSB didn't elaborate on the foiled attacks, but said it had seized a cache of weapons and explosives and arrested a Ukrainian military intelligence operative named Yevgeny Panov.

Read more ....

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- August 11, 2016

This Is Why Vladimir Putin Is Accusing Ukraine of Terrorism -- Simon Shuster, Time

Stop Demonizing Russia, It's Time for a Thaw -- Tony Brenton, Telegraph

Obama’s failed Syrian strategy -- Konrad Yakabuski, The Globe and Mail

Why Washington Is Worried About a Shifting Rebel Alliance in Aleppo -- Jared Malsin, Time

Erdogan’s meeting with Putin will tell us what the future holds for Syria -- Robert Fisk, The Independent

Why So Many Foreign Fighters Flock to ISIS -- Richard Florida, Defense One

Tough choices ahead as al-Nusra splits from al-Qaeda -- Martin Griffiths, Al Jazeera

Big business needs to step up in the fight against Islamic State -- Ryan B. Greer, Reuters

What’s the matter with Austria? -- Dalia Marin, Brugel

Mystery man hoping to rule Croatia -- Harry Cooper And Andrew Macdowall, Politico

Three Central American countries could form a huge anti-gang force -- Alan Hernández, VICE News

Colombia's Peace Talks Hit a Snag: Analysis -- Stratfor

Nicaragua’s Daniel Ortega shows his true colors -- El Pais editorial

Paperwork, rights concerns hold up U.S. aid for Central America -- Patricia Zengerle, Reuters

Today’s Tech Oligarchs Are Worse Than the Robber Barons -- Joel Kotkin, Daily Beast

1 comment:

RRH said...

Here is a preview of a worst case scenario for Syria.