Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- November 15, 2016

Liz Sly, Washington Post: Trump’s administration could upend the Middle East

EIRUT — The Middle East is bracing for an incoming American president who seems intent on radically reordering the regional balance of power, heralding new uncertainty and perhaps new turmoil for a part of the world already engulfed in multiple wars.

So vague and contradictory were many of the pronouncements made by President-elect Donald Trump on the campaign trail that governments and analysts are puzzling out which ones he meant and how he would be able to implement them all.

According to the more consistent of his statements, and conversations his advisers have had with analysts and officials, however, Trump will seek to bring about a significant recalibration of the existing order in the Middle East — in favor of Russia, away from Shiite Iran and to the benefit of the Sunni gulf states and Turkey.

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Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- November 15, 2016

Gen. Petraeus: Trump Must Reassure Gulf Allies Over Iran -- Ashish Kumar Sen, Atlantic Council

Iran Declares Missile Program 'Non-Negotiable' As Donald Trump's Presidency Looms -- Jack Moore, Newsweek

Theresa May’s Donald problem -- Charlie Cooper, Politico

The surprising similarities of Trump and Obama on foreign policy -- Howard LaFranchi, CSM

Trump Versus the Pentagon -- Bloomberg editorial

How Trump Can Make the Pivot to Asia Great Again -- Harry Kazianis, RCW

How Trump’s win boosts the Putin myth in Russia -- Gregory Feifer, Reuters

What the battles of Mosul and Aleppo tell us about their countries' futures -- Brian Michael Jenkins, The Hill

Is US trying to defeat ISIS too quickly? -- Taylor Luck, CSM

China’s Great Leap Backward -- James Fallows, The Atlantic

The vast Eurasian hinterland -- Yoichi Funabashi, Japan Times

Why Putin Sacrificed His Economy Minister -- Leonid Bershidsky, Bloomberg

Kamikaze Drones, Russian Missiles Jolt Oldest Ex-Soviet Feud -- Zulfugar Agayev, Bloomberg

The Cuba Test: China Eyes New Model for Latin America -- Ricardo Barrios, Diplomat

As Venezuela lurches from crisis to crisis President Maduro moonlights as salsa DJ -- Stephen Gibbs, The Guardian


James said...

Perhaps Miz Sly could inform us as to how the region could be any more uncertain and in turmoil than it already is? This would be an answer that would rival a solution to the riddle of the Sphinx.

War News Updates Editor said...

Exactly James!

Jay Farquharson said...

Liz Sly is this decade's Judith Miller.

RRH said...

And Pence may be this decade's Dick Cheney.

Miller should be hauled in front of an international court.