Stratfor: A Look at What's Left of Mosul
After more than two years of occupation by the Islamic State, the Iraqi city of Mosul has taken a battering. Numerous reports have detailed the city's state of disrepair, some documenting a moderate degree of destruction while others describe a town laid to waste. Based on recent satellite imagery, Mosul appears to have suffered significant damage, though accounts of the city in ruins seem to have been exaggerated.
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Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- November 18, 2016
What ISIS leaves behind in Mosul will reveal a lot -- Brian Michael Jenkins, The Hill
Iran Tightens Military Ties with China -- Foundation For Defense Of Democracies
A Western-backed deal to salvage Libya is falling apart -- The Economist
Sisi, the IMF, and Egypt's Crumbling Economy -- Fritz Lodge, The Cipher
Goodbye NATO, Hello Putin? -- Jim Arkedis, US News and World Report
On the heels of Trump and Brexit, Italy becomes the next populist battleground -- Elizabeth Schumacher, DW
Uprising of the angry in Germany -- Volker Wagener, DW
Why Are We Bringing Montenegro Into NATO? -- L. Todd Wood, RCW
APEC provides opportunity for Peru to lead Latin America on counterterrorism -- Dardo Lopez-Dolz. FOX News Latino
Trump's new world order -- Nahal Toosi, Politico
How Iran and Russia are locking step on oil -- Daniel J. Graeber, UPI