Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- February 1, 2017

U.S. Marine Corps, Cpl Andre Dakis

Daniel Benaim & Hardin Lang, RCD: President Trump Needs to Reverse Course on Iraq – and Fast.

Last week, President Trump ordered his national security team to undertake a 30-day review of the nation’s strategy to combat ISIS. However, in just the 11 days since he took office, Trump has already jeopardized the hard-earned gains of the last two years against ISIS in what has been the central theater of the campaign: Iraq.

Last week, the new Commander-in-Chief doubled down on his campaign riff that America should have “taken Iraq’s oil” – this time while standing in front of a wall of fallen CIA officers, idly musing “maybe you’ll have another chance.” Then on Friday, he banned nationals from the seven countries, including Iraq, from entering the U.S. for 90 days. Yesterday, Iraqi’s Parliament responded in kind - voting to block U.S. citizens from entering Iraq.

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Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- February 1, 2017

Taking west Mosul: A bridge too far? -- Tallha Abdulrazaq, Al Jazeera

Trump and the Art of the Syrian Peace Deal -- Bloomberg editorial

European Leaders Are Now Describing Trump as a Threat -- Uri Friedman, The Atlantic

The U.S.-Mexico relationship is dangerously on the edge -- Arturo Sarukhan, Washington Post

Trump's visa ban isn't as new as you think -- Peter Van Buren, Reuters

How unusual is Trump's use of executive orders? -- Weston Williams, CSM

Democrats Prepare for Political War -- Albert Hunt, Bloomberg

It’s Putin’s World: How the Russian president became the ideological hero of nationalists everywhere -- Franklin Foer, The Atlantic

Why Putin needs Orbán -- Lily Bayer, Politico

Is Putin stepping up the violence in eastern Ukraine? -- Gretel Kauffman, Christian Science Monitor

While Trump Fiddles, Putin Steps Up the War in Ukraine -- Nolan Peterson, Newsweek

Could violence in Ukraine be a precursor to something worse? -- Phillip Williams, ABC News Online

Stirring up the Spectre of New Balkan Wars -- Dejan Anastasijevic, Balkan Insight

By Lifting Sanctions, Trump Could Hand Russia’s Military a Lethal Technological Advantage -- Patrick Tucker, Defense One

A mosque shooting Quebeckers must never forget -- Konrad Yakabuski, The Globe and Mail

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