Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- October 18, 2016

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

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