Thursday, September 15, 2016

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- September 15, 2016

CSM: Syrian cease-fire: How can US and Russia trust each other?

Even countries as seemingly at odds as the US and Russia can cooperate, but it will be hard.

WASHINGTON — Faced with the prospect of partnering with the Russians as part of a cease-fire deal in Syria, Lt. Gen. Jeffrey Harrington didn’t hedge.

“I’m not going to tell you I trust them,” said the head of United States Air Force Central Command in a briefing with reporters Tuesday.

Joint US-Russia airstrikes against terrorists in Syria would come about only after seven days of calm, but General Harrington interjected, “that is, if we get that far.”

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Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- September 15, 2016

What Does the Ceasefire in Syria Mean for U.S.-Russia Relations? -- Christine Guluzian, National Interest

Kerry's peace deal just made Syria worse -- Andrew L. Peek, The Hill

Analysis: Syria cease-fire deal with the U.S. boosts Russia's stature -- Oren Dorell, USA TODAY

The U.S.-Israel Memorandum of Misunderstanding -- Eli Lake, Bloomberg

Powell Acknowledges Israeli Nukes -- Eli Clifton, LobeLog

Israel Wonders What Happens When Its Fathers Are Gone -- Daniel Gordis, Bloomberg

Why Yemen Isn't an American Priority -- Charles Schmitz, RCW

North Korea: What the Next US President Faces -- Bill Powell, Newsweek

North Korea: Cunning or Crazy? -- Observer editorial

North Korea Should Be China's Problem. Here's How to Make Xi Jinping Solve It. -- Fred Kaplan, Slate Magazine

Hillary Clinton's probably too late to keep her word about North Korea's nukes -- Keegan Hamilton, VICE News

Manufacturing discontent: India's workers in crisis -- Pragya Tiwari, Al Jazeera

The Philippines under Rodrigo Duterte -- The Economist

How Libya is slowly becoming 'Somalia on the Med' -- Chris Stephen, The Guardian

Are South Sudan's leaders benefiting from conflict? -- Inside Story/Al Jazeera

In search of peace and prosperity, Ukraine faces uphill struggle -- Natalia Zinets and Matthias Williams, Reuters

Can OPEC Remain the Ultimate Energy Superpower? -- Luay al-Khatteeb, National Interest

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