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