Monday, November 21, 2016

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- November 21, 2016

U.S. Representative Mike Pompeo (left to right), retired Lieutenant General Michael Flynn, and Senator Jeff Sessions have been tabbed to fill the positions of CIA director, national security adviser, and attorney general in the Donald Trump administration.

Mike Eckel, RFE: With CIA, National Security Adviser Choices, Trump Signals Sharp Turn In Foreign Policy

WASHINGTON -- There was never much doubt that Donald Trump would take U.S. foreign policy in a sharply different direction from the one pursued by his predecessor, President Barack Obama.

His choices for two of the U.S. government's most influential foreign-policy posts only bolster that conclusion.

Trump on November 18 announced that his national security adviser would be former military intelligence chief Michael Flynn and the nominee to head the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) would be Republican congressman Mike Pompeo.

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Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- November 21, 2016

Trump Marks the End of America As World’s "Indispensable Nation" -- Robert Kagan, Financial Times

Podcast: The Kremlin had a plan - Donald Trump winning wasn't part of it -- Jason Fields, Reuters

How the Kremlin Could Cash In on Trump's Foreign Policy Disarray -- Vladimir Frolov, Moscow Times

What Happens to NATO Now? -- Bruce Ackerman, The Atlantic

India-Pakistan ‘tinderbox’ to test Donald Trump’s foreign policy -- Siddhant Mohan, Special to The Washington Times

Syria’s Civil War -- Glen Carey, Bloomberg

Iran's Guards using Trump victory to claw back power -- Parisa Hafezi, Reuters

End of Obama Could Mean End of Trickery on Iran -- Amir Taheri, Asharq Al Awsa

If Trump actually rips up the Iran deal, Tehran wins -- Zeeshan Aleem, VOX

Trump could gut the Iran deal—but it was vulnerable all along -- Suzanne Maloney, Brookings

Egypt-Israel relations 'at highest level' in history -- Zena Tahhan, Al Jazeera

Ukraine’s Merchant of Death in South Sudan -- Anna Nemtsova, Daily Beast

Angela Merkel: Four-term German chancellor? -- DW

Merkel's Fourth Election Will Be Her Toughest -- Leonid Bershidsky, Bloomberg

How Sarkozy misread the mood of France’s conservative voters -- France 24

All around the world, nationalists are gaining ground. Why? -- The Economist

For Trump, filling 4,000 government jobs will be easier than you think -- Peter Van Buren, Reuters

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