Thursday, February 16, 2017

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- February 16, 2017

DW: Kim Jong Nam's death hints at looming instability in North Korea

The present North Korean dictator's half-brother had stated that he had no desire to rule, but he was assassinated anyway. Is Kim Jong Un's grip on power as firm as he would have the world believe? Julian Ryall reports.

The dust has far from settled on the death of Kim Jong Nam in Kuala Lumpur International Airport on Monday, February 13, but there is a growing sense that the killing of the half-brother of North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un reflects worsening instability in Pyongyang.

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Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- February 16, 2017

Should we really be so afraid of a nuclear North Korea? -- Markus Bell and Marco Milani, The Independent

Will Kim Jong Un Declare War? South Korean Military On High Readiness After Death Of North Korean Leader’s Brother Kim Jong Nam -- Vishakha Sonawane, IBTimes

Why the killing of Kim Jong Un’s brother is a terrifying sign -- Joshua Rhett Miller, NYPost

North Korea's history of foreign assassinations and kidnappings -- BBC

Will Raqqa be site for clash of titan generals? -- Metin Gurcan, Al-Monitor

The three-headed hydra of the Middle East: The deadly interplay of Iran, Iraq and Russia leaves Trump with no promising options -- Victor Davis Hanson, Washington Times

The Two State Solution: Does Trump’s Indifference Matter? -- Jonathan Tobin, Commentary

Trump just escalated his war with the intelligence community — bigly -- Greg Sargent, Washington Post

President Trump's Boris Yeltsin Moment -- Leonid Bershidsky, Bloomberg

What does Donald Trump really think about NATO and Australia? ANALYSIS -- James Glenday, ABC News Online

Cold War redux? US-Russian missile spat in Europe -- AFP

NATO's in Crisis! (Again) -- Kori Schake, Foreign Policy

NATO survival will depend on Germany -- Fabrice Pothier, Politico

What Truly Makes a Terrorist? -- David Benson, RCW

How algorithms (secretly) run the world -- Rob Lever, AFP

Analysis: Security, a fundamental shift -- Lewis Sanders IV, DW

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