Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- November 22, 2016

US President Barack Obama talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting, Lima, Peru, Nov. 20, 2016. (photo by REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque)

Maxim A. Suchkov, Al-Monitor: Russia adjusts Syria plan as Obama’s term nears end

President Barack Obama and his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, met Nov. 20 on the margins of the Asia-Pacific Economic Summit in Peru. The four-minute conversation is most likely to be the last meeting between Putin and Obama in Obama's capacity as president of the United States, though Putin invited Obama to visit Russia “any time at his convenience.” The brief encounter focused on the two issues that have been shaping the overall agenda for US-Russia relations in the last couple of years — Ukraine and Syria. While both lamented “the absence of progress” on the Ukrainian track, statements on Syria signaled the goals and expectation each party had vis-a-vis the other.

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Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- November 22, 2016

Iraq’s never-ending woes -- Daily Times

Islamic State is likely to fall in Mosul. The challenge will be keeping militants out for good -- Alexandra Zavis, L.A. Times

For jihadists, Trump election brings a change in strategy -- Taylor Luck, Christian Science Monitor

Can Trump Make a Deal With North Korea? -- Joel S. Wit and Richard Sokolsky, The Atlantic

The 'Trump Effect': Allies and Adversaries Adapt to Uncertainty -- Eli Lake, Bloomberg

Turkey's post-coup brain drain -- Seda Sezer Bilen, DW

Consequences of a U.S.-China Trade War -- David Benson, RCW

What Should China Think of Trump? -- Hugh White, National Interest

Ukraine Fears Trump Will Abandon It for Russia -- Paul D. Shinkman, US News and World Report

What Trump’s Win Means for Eastern Europe -- Sławomir Sierakowski, Project Syndicate

What now for the TPP? -- AFP

Trans-Pacific Partnership: Free trade deal faces uncertain future after Donald Trump vows to withdraw -- Colin Cosier, ABC News Online

Why is Trump dropping the case against Hillary Clinton? -- Amanda Hoover, Christian Science Monitor

Trudeau’s U.S. bromance was fun while it lasted, but now there’s a new face in town -- Kelly McParland, National Post

Obama returns home from last foreign trip -- Straits Times

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