Alex Lockie, Business Insider: Why Iran is 'playing with fire' in the Persian Gulf against US Navy ships
For the fifth time in about a month, Iranian fast-attack craft have harassed US Navy ships with "unsafe and unprofessional" maneuvers at sea in the gulf between Saudi Arabia and Iran.
While experts acknowledge that Iran is "playing with fire" against the best navy in the world, don't expect these incidents to stop anytime soon.
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Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- September 6, 2016
Syria`s southern Front rebels are at risk of disintegrating -- Hassan Hassan, The National
The country that’s holding its own against Islamic State -- Dina Esfandiary and Ariane M. Tabatabai, Reuters
Why Rouhani may become Iran's first one-term president -- Saeid Jafari, Al-Monitor
Saudi Arabia Wants to Roll Back Iran -- Arash Reisinezhad, National Interest
Why China Isn't a Financial Center -- Christopher Balding, Bloomberg
Is China nervous about Hong Kong's recent election? -- Inside Story/Al Jazeera
What's next for Uzbekistan? -- Inside Story/Al Jazeera
Rising Sino-Japanese competition in Africa -- Yun Sun, Brookings
The Battle for the Future of South Africa Intensifies -- American Interest
If Russia Plans to Attack Ukraine, It Will Do So in the Next Several Weeks, Felgengauer Says -- Paul Goble, Window Of Eurasia
Another Billionaire Incurs Putin's Wrath -- Leonid Bershidsky, Bloomberg
No demise of the Merkel era -- Charlotte Potts, DW
Hello Angela, Your Refugee Crisis is Back -- Mish Talk
The EU's Migration Crisis Is Far From Over -- Leonid Bershidsky, Bloomberg
The Unfinished Legacy of Obama’s Pivot to Asia -- Victor Cha, Foreign Policy
In One Week, Obama’s Ambitious Trade Pacts Are Coming Apart -- Patrick Smith, Fiscal Times