Tim Collins, CNN: Who will win in Mosul?
(CNN)As the Iraqi-led coalition move to liberate Mosul, Iraq's second city, the question we should all be asking is this: What will happen next?
What will be the outcome, the ramifications and legacy of the capture of the city, its occupation, the symbolism of its liberation and finally, its recovery?
Coming from Northern Ireland, I know that the siege of Londonderry is still recalled in detail 300 years after it ended. It remains a point of contention because of its religious significance. Will Mosul be the same? Possibly.
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Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- October 18, 2016
There Are Really Two Battles for Mosul -- Nancy Youssef, Daily Beast
Podcast: Will the recapture of Mosul lead to peace or a bloodbath? -- Jason Fileds, Reuters
For U.S. and Obama, Mosul campaign is calculated risk -- Warren Strobel, Yara Bayoumy and Jonathan Landay, Reuters
In Mosul, the battle is for more than territory -- Anna Mulrine, CSM
The Big Question in the Battle for Mosul Is What Comes After -- Rebecca Collard, TIME
America Is Fighting a Proxy War With Iran in Yemen -- Lawrence J. Haas, U.S. News & World Report
Yemen Won't Become Washington's Next Middle Eastern War -- Stratfor
Why an Iran-Saudi Arabia Conflict Is More Likely Today Than Ever Before -- Bilal Y. Saab, Newsweek
Dawn of the New Iranian Empire -- Michael Rubin, Commentary
Fifteen Years After 9/11, Afghanistan Finds Itself at a Major Crossroads -- Andrew Hammond, Newsweek
China’s Great Stagnation -- Dan BlumenthalDerek M. Scissors, National Interest
Will Duterte's China gamble pay off? -- Srinivas Mazumdaru, DW
Obama's Bet on Putin Has Collapsed -- Ronald Tiersky, RCS
What Can the Next President Do About Russia? -- WSJ
Presidential debate should include nuclear weapons discussion -- Tom Le, The Hill
Is a Better World Possible Without U.S. Military Force? -- Shadi Hamid, The Atlantic