Thursday, November 24, 2016

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- November 24, 2016

Inside Story/Al Jazeera: Can incoming UN boss Antonio Guterres end Syria's war?

What can Antonio Guterres, the next UN leader, do to end six years of war in Syria?

When Antonio Guterres, the UN's new Secretary General, assumes his duties in January - he will inherit, among other challenges, six years of war in Syria.

His predecessor, Ban Ki-moon, failed to engineer an end to the Syrian conflict that has killed an estimated 400,000 people and displaced almost 11 million Syrians - half the country's pre-war population.

Guterres has said ending the war will be a "top priority", and he is currently in Russia meeting President Vladimir Putin and Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, allies of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

But the 67-year-old isn't the only new face at the UN.

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Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- November 24, 2016

The Middle East has some questions for Donald Trump -- David Ignatius, Washington Post

Is Erdogan giving up on EU aspirations? -- Semih Idiz, Al-Monitor

An Economic Ultimatum for the Arab World -- Marwan Muasher, Project Syndicate

North Korea Is a Total Nightmare—That South Korea Shouldn't Fear -- Rajan Menon, National Interest

When will Myanmar stop persecuting the Rohingya? -- L.A. Times editorial

Duterte and Trump will dramatically recast U.S.-Philippine ties. But how? -- Emily Rauhala, Washington Post

Oil Becoming Code for Sovereignty in Contested South China Sea -- Ralph Jennings, VOA

Putin Is Ready To Join An OPEC Freeze -- Tsvetana Paraskova.

Three years after Euromaidan, how young Ukrainians see the future -- Maeve Shearlaw, The Guardian

Colombia needs the peace deal with Farc -- Gulf News editorial

A Besieged Trump Presidency Ahead -- Patrick Buchanan

Sorry, Hillary Clinton Fans. There’s ‘Zero Evidence’ of Election Hacking. -- Shane Harris, Daily Beast

Interview with US President Barack Obama 'We Could See More and More Divisions' -- Spiegel Online

26 Thanksgiving Facts to Share (So You Can Avoid Talking About Politics) -- Janna Herron, Fiscal Times

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