Monday, February 20, 2017

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- February 202, 107

ABC News Online: Mosul: The biggest battle anywhere on the planet

For three months a gruelling battle has been underway to take back the city of Mosul from Islamic State.

As government forces now push into the final Islamic State-held areas in the city's west, they find themselves locked in a brutal street-by-street fight.

Reporting under fire, Middle East correspondent Matt Brown and cameraman Aaron Hollett have been charting the battle for Four Corners:

Mosul is the Islamic State group's most important stronghold in Iraq and the battle will be key to fighting the broader threat of terrorism.

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Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- February 207, 2017

In Syria, Turkey Finds Itself Boxed In: What's Next? -- Aaron Stein and Rao Komar, War on the Rocks

Why the assassination of Kim Jong Un's brother should terrify us all -- Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry, The Week

China's Strategic Support Force: A Force for Innovation? -- Elsa Kania, The Diplomat

Why China is building islands in the South China Sea -- Sam Ellis, VOX

South China Sea: What's at stake -- Katie Hunt, CNN

Asia's Strongmen Aren't Strong Enough -- Michael Schuman, Bloomberg

Why Japan is relieved about Trump -- Julian Ryall, South China Morning Post

NATO Is the Key to Our Stability -- So Pay For It -- Telegraph editorial

Eastern Ukraine ceasefire begins -- but will it hold? -- Euan McKirdy and Emma Burrows, CNN

Why Russian Military Aggression Has Backfired on Moscow -- Nolan Peterson, Daily Signal

Vladimir Putin’s ‘puppet strings’ on Trump are an illusion -- Bart Marcois, the Hill

Can Trump and Putin, Despite Uproar, Still Make a Deal? -- Richard Weitz, RCW

Britain under Corbyn? Just look at Venezuela -- Jason Mitchell, Spectator

Trump may have been unclear, but Sweden experiencing a migrant crime wave -- Cody Derespina, FOX News

Trump's election has parallels to Andrew Jackson's presidency -- Jonathan Lemire, AP

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