Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- October 19, 2016

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

1 comment:

RRH said...

We could easily substitute Canada for Australia in this piece.