Tuesday, October 11, 2016

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

U.S. President Barack Obama (R) and Russia's President Vladimir Putin attend a family photo shoot for the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) leaders' meeting at the International Convention Center at Yanqi Lake in Beijing, November 11, 2014. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

Mackenzie Weinger, Cipher Brief: A New Low in U.S.-Russian Relations

As U.S.-Russia tensions escalate, the sharply deteriorating bilateral relationship between the former Cold War foes may be at an inflection point.

Experts say that in the wake of a flurry of public statements, accusations, and nixed arms control agreements last week, the United States and Russia have hit another low in a period of terrible diplomatic relations.

“If you wrap all these together, the Russians are clearly trying to show they’re back, they’re a great power, and they can project force beyond their borders,” William Courtney, an adjunct senior fellow at the nonpartisan RAND Corporation and a retired U.S. ambassador to Georgia and Kazakhstan, said.

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

How Syria Became the New Global War -- Spiegel Online

Missile strike in Yemen: Will criticism of Saudis morph into real pressure? -- Scott Peterson, CSM

After failed coup, what sort of Turkey does Erdogan want? -- Luke Baker, Reuters

US-Middle East: Plan B stands for bankruptcy -- Marwan Bishara, Al Jazeera

Why We Need To Stop Calling The Iraq War ‘A Mistake’ -- Sarah Sicard Task & Purpose

Afghan Government Staring at the Abyss -- Kamran Bokhari, Geopolitical Futures

Pakistan’s terror problem and the demise of hope -- Ashley J. Tellis, Live Mint

Duterte Dhanges the South China Sea Dynamic -- Graeme Dobell, The Strategist

Window of Opportunity Is Closing in Ukraine: Analysis -- Stratfor

Warming Russia-Turkey relations send a chill through Ukraine -- Fred weir, CSM

Why Russia Fears NATO -- Ted Galen Carpenter, National Interest

It’s not only Britain trying to re-divide Europe -- John Lloyd, Reuters

Icebreakers and U.S. Power. Sperating Fact From Fiction -- Andreas Kuersten, War on the Rocks

Mass Surveillance Is Part of Yahoo's Business Model -- Elaine Ou, Bloomberg

When would Clinton, Trump use nukes? Why voters aren't asking. -- Peter Grier, CSM

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