Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- October 26, 2016

Ivan Watson, CNN: Raqqa siege could be toughest yet in fight against ISIS

Istanbul (CNN)It has been more than a week since a coalition of Iraqi government and Kurdish Peshmerga ground troops backed by US and allied aircraft launched an offensive against ISIS forces in the Iraqi city of Mosul.

The US defense secretary Ashton Carter announced this week that the anti-ISIS coalition will move with the "same sense of urgency" to surround the other ISIS stronghold in Raqqa, located across the border in northern Syria.

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Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- October 26, 2016

Is Mosul ISIS's Alamo? -- Daniel L. Davis, National Interest

ISIL won't be defeated on the battlefield -- Tallha Abdulrazaq, Al Jazeera

Clinton's Allies Promise a Tougher Line on Iran -- Eli Lake, Bloomberg

Why do Yemen's ceasefires keep failing? -- Khalid Al-Karimi, The New Arab

Duterte: Settle South China Sea Dispute With a Little Help From Japan? -- The Diplomat

Under pressure in Iraq and Syria, is 'Islamic State' turning to Afghanistan? -- Masood Saifullah, DW

The US isn't getting out of Afghanistan anytime soon -- Josh Smith, Reuters

US elections: Why no mention of Afghan war? -- Rupert Stone, Al Jazeera

How to Save U.S.-Pakistan Relations from the Brink of Disaster -- Hussain Nadim, National Interest

When does hacking become Russian disinformation? -- David Wiese, Reuters

Reasonable doubt in Russian hack: Column -- Richard Diamond, USA Today

4 reasons why Venezuela became the world's worst economy -- Patrick Gillespi, CNN

When You Share A Hometown With Adolf Hitler -- Tanja Hofbauer, World Crunch

What Could Go Wrong in America? -- Martin Feldstein, Project Syndicate

Wall Street's top oil watcher explains what's happening in Saudi Arabia, Russia, and Libya -- Business Insider

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