Thursday, October 13, 2016

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- October 13, 2016

Reuters: To stop bloodshed in Yemen, Obama must cut back Saudi support

In the early hours of Oct. 13, the American military carried out its first direct action against Houthi targets in Yemen, firing cruise missiles that destroyed three coastal radar sites. The strike was retaliation for two failed missile attacks on a U.S. Navy destroyer days earlier.

The Houthis presumably targeted the United States because of its support for Saudi Arabia, which has been bombing Houthi rebels and their allies in Yemen since March 2015.

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Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- October 13, 2016

Why the US confronted Iranian-backed militants in Yemen, and the risks that lie ahead -- Alex Lockie, Business Insider

The Obama Administration Needs to Stop Fueling the War in Yemen -- Daniel R. DePetris, National Interest

Does a missile strike in Yemen put the US on a slippery slope? -- David Iaconangelo, CSM

Who Are Yemen's Houthis and What Do They Want? -- Alastair Jamieson, NBC

How to beat Islamic State in Iraq -- Josh Cohen, Reuters

Life under ISIS: Iraqis choke as sabotaged oil wells blaze -- Ben Wedeman and Hamdi Alkhshali, CNN

Islamic State Has Good Reasons to Retreat in Iraq -- Noah Feldman, Bloomberg

What will happen next after the death of Thailand's king? -- Oliver Holmes, The Guardian

With brutal drug campaign as model, Duterte turns eye to Islamist rebels -- Ralph Jemmomgs, CSM

Ethiopia Opens a Pandora's Box of Ethnic Tensions -- Aleksandra W. Gadzala, National Interest

Belarus’ Lukashenko Gestures Toward Openness in a Bid to Impress the West -- David Klion, WPR

Scotland is trapped in a zombie union -- Peter Geoghegan, Al Jazeera

Why Putin may be meddling in US election -- Peter Grier, CSM

Argentina's Macri Faces an Ugly Economic Dilemma -- Mac Margolis, Bloomberg

Donald Trump, Global Arsonist -- John Feffer, Real Clear World/Tom Dispatch

It's Hillary, Obama who have boosted Putin's fortunes, not Trump -- Liz Peek, FOX News

In new UN chief, redefining what's needed to be world's 'top diplomat' -- Howard LaFranchi, CSM

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