Ibrahim al-Marashi, Al Jazeera: The day after the battle for Mosul
As battle for Mosul begins, Iraq and the US must develop a humanitarian and political strategy before the fighting ends.
In an article I wrote after the fall of Mosul in 2014, I argued that the sentiment of the population of this city under the occupation of Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) had to be taken account, particularly to know their potential to rebel and resist. As of October 2016 evidence emerged from the city that the citizens of Mosul had begun to resist ISIL forces militarily.
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Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- October 19, 2016
From Mosul to Raqqa? A complex, risky battle against IS -- AP
Why Mosul is so important to the US -- Howard LaFranchi, CSM
Why the battle for Mosul is a turning point -- The Economist
ISIS defeat in city would rearrange chessboard of Syrian war -- Straits Times
How to Win Mosul Without Losing Iraq -- Bloomberg editorial
Australia Cedes the Seas: The ruling Liberals won’t conduct patrols of the South China Sea. -- WSJ
Why Libya Is a Mayhem State -- Vijay Prashad, AlterNet
What the Next US President Needs to Know About Rising India-Pakistan Tensions -- Seema Sirohi, Defense One/Quartz
Philippines Shift to Beijing? -- Matthew Pennington & Christopher Bodeen, RCD
China's Charm Offensive -- R. Evan Ellis, the Cipher Brief
Why Putin is unleashing his only aircraft carrier -- Peter Apps, Reuters
Vladimir Putin's not so secret, secret plan to gain influence -- Harlan Ullman and Arnaud deBorchgrav, UPI
How Putin Won Crimea, and Lost Ukraine -- Isaac Chotiner, Slate
Europe Wishes to Inform You That the Refugee Crisis Is Over -- James Traub, Foreign Policy
Julian Assange was Ecuador’s guest of honor. Until he wore out his welcome. -- Nick Miroff, Washington Post
"Grave Threats": American Security and the Next U.S. President -- Anne-Marie Slaughter, The Cipher Brief