Friday, March 10, 2017

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- March 10, 2017

Ben Westcott and Paula Hancocks, CNN: How North Korea might respond to political turmoil in the South

(CNN)The dramatic removal of South Korean President Park Geun-hye from office Friday raises concerns that the political turmoil will further embolden North Korea.

A Constitutional Court decision to uphold Park's impeachment came just days after North Korea launched four ballistic missiles into the sea off Japan's coast, in the latest provocation by the rogue state.

With the country's ruling conservatives, previously under Park, looking out of favor, it seems likely South Korea will turn to the left-wing opposition at the upcoming election.

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Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- March 10, 2017

AP Analysis: Upending of status quo shakes South Korea -- AP

What next after S. Korea's presidential impeachment? -- AFP

Park Geun-hye impeachment: what next for South Korea? -- Justin McCurrey, The Guardian

Park Geun-hye is Out, What Next for US-South Korea Relations? -- Mirren Gidda, Newsweek

Why China is thrilled about South Korean leader Park Geun-hye's downfall: ANALYSIS -- Bill Birtles, ABC News Online

South Korea's Corporate Culture Goes on Trial -- Alex McMillan, The Street

THAAD and the Future of Strategic Stability in East Asia -- The Diplomat

Is US cyber defense a key weapon against N. Korea's missile program? -- Wesley Rahn, DW

Is a Korean Missile Crisis Ahead? -- Patrick Buchanan

What's Next for Myanmar's Rakhine State? -- Laignee Barron, The Diplomat

Now More US Forces Are in Syria, What's the Plan? -- Aaron Stein, Newsweek

Intra-Shiite Tensions Heat Up Ahead of Iraqi Elections -- Omer Kassim, RCW

Vying for Power in Iran -- Bennett Seftel, Ciher Brief

While Africa starves, its leaders change the subject -- Marian L. Tupy, CapX

South Sudan melts down as we avert our eyes -- Melinda Henneberger, USA Today

German soldiers as a domestic security force? -- Matthias von Hein, DW

Why Is Trump Abandoning the Foreign Policy that Brought Him Victory? -- Doug Bandow, National Interest

Trump and Russia: Washington's fashionable conspiracy theory -- Washington Examiner

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