Monday, September 12, 2016

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- September 12, 2016

Brigadier General Larry Nicholson addressed Marines before they conducted a helicopter assault into Marja, a Taliban stronghold in Helmand Province. Tyler Hicks/The New York Times

Paul Weber, The Week: America never recovered from 9/11

In the days and months after Sept. 11, 2001, there was a maxim — at first serious, then darkly comic — that if you didn't go on living your life (i.e. working, eating, loving, shopping), the terrorists had won. The idea is laudable — terrorism only works if the targeted population is terrorized — and al Qaeda did not win. But America lost something just the same. Some wounds take time to fully heal. This one still hasn't.

After 15 years, America seems to have moved on in many ways. There is a new World Trade Center skyscraper in Lower Manhattan near where the Twin Towers once stood, and a museum and memorial are situated on site. The Pentagon is repaired. There will be people voting this year who were toddlers in 2001.

But you don't have to look far to see the ghosts of 9/11.

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Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- September 12, 2016

Remembering the day after 9/11 -- Lauren Hansen, The Week

On 9/11, different pictures of national security -- Theodoric Meyer, Politico

Fifteen years after the 9/11 attacks, al Qaeda fights on -- Thomas Joscelyn, Long War Journal

9/11 then and now: Terror, militarism, war and fear -- Rami G Khouri, Al Jazeera

The Middle East Since 9/11 -- Jacob L. Shapiro, Geopolitical Futures

How Does Jihadism End? Choosing Between Forever War Or Nation Building -- Paul Miller, War on the Rocks

Analysis: ‘War on terror’ took region from bad to worse -- Ben Lynfield, Jerusalem Post

Now ISIS Is Turning Women Into Cannon Fodder in France -- Christopher Dickey, Daily Beast

Syria ceasefire deal explained -- Al Jazeera

Impatience is America’s real enemy in Iraq -- Geoffrey Aronson, National Interest

Russia Re-Emerges as a Great Power in the Middle East -- Walter Mead, American Interest

Taming North Korea -- Bloomberg editorial

Cold War foes Russia and Pakistan forge closer ties -- Shamil Shams, DW

Zimbabwe will sink into horror and depravity unless Mugabe quits now -- Peter Oborne, Spectator

Almost 60 Percent of Venezuelans Say They Want Out -- Jim Wyss, Miami Herald

Colin Kaepernick Is Winning -- David Zarin, The Nation

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