Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- August 31, 2016

Carol Pires, New York Times: Rousseff’s Impeachment Changes the Government, Not the Politics

BRASÍLIA — The last photograph of Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva as president of Brazil, taken on Jan. 1, 2011, shows him moving down the ramp of the Palácio do Planalto, like an idolized performer who dives into his audience at the end of a show, ignoring his security detail and drowning in a sea of his supporters’ hands.

Five and a half years later, Brazil’s Senate has provisionally suspended President Dilma Rousseff from office; on Wednesday she will be fully removed from the presidency. In the midst of the crumbling of the Workers’ Party, or P.T., Mr. da Silva went back to the Planalto Palace to support an embattled Ms. Rousseff. His eyes full of tears, he said to a friend, “I did not want to be part of this picture.”

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Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- August 31, 2016

Dilma Rousseff’s downfall won’t cure all her country’s ills -- Guardian editorial

Why Rousseff's exit may not usher in the change Brazilians want -- Juliana Cunha and Contributor Whitney Eulich, CSM

How will history look back on Rousseff's impeachment? -- Daniel Gallas, BBC

Syria à la Carte: Turkish Invasion Highlights Rapidly Shifting Alliances -- Maximilian Popp and Christoph Reuter, Siegel Online

A "safe zone" in Syria sounds like a great idea. It would be a disaster. -- Kate Gould, VOX

Why Syria's war may be about to get even worse -- Colin P. Clarke and Chad C. Serena, Reuters

Why Russian warplanes might return to Iran -- Ali Omidi, Al-Monitor

Inside the Turkish Military’s Civil War -- Jared Malsin, Time

Taiwan's new president sets chilly but pragmatic tone with China -- Ralph Jennings, CSM

Thai military junta playing a dangerous blame game -- Pavin Chachavalpongpun, Japan Times

Morocco and Mauritania's rocky relations -- Samir Bennis, Al Jazeera

Abu Muhammad Al-Adnani, The Voice of ISIS, Is Dead -- Robin Wright, New Yorker

Is Europe overreacting to terror? -- Peter Apps, Reuters

Why elephants are seeking refuge in Botswana -- Alastair Leithead, BBC

Advancing US Security Through Foreign Military Sales -- Ambassador Tina Kaidanow and Vice Adm. Joseph Rixey, Defense News

It looks like Trump just pulled off a successful trip to Mexico. Here’s what we know. -- Tara Golshan, VOX

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