Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- March 21, 2017

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Kaveh Waddell, The Atlantic: How the Rise of Electronics Has Made Smuggling Bombs Easier

New restrictions on flights from the Middle East reflect how just about anything with power can be turned into an explosive.

Last February, a Somali man boarded a Daallo Airlines flight in Mogadishu, Somalia’s capital. Twenty minutes after the flight took off, the unassuming laptop in his carry-on bag detonated, blowing a hole in the side of the plane. The bomber was killed, and two others were injured. But if the aircraft had reached cruising altitude, an expert told CNN, the bomb would have ignited the plane’s fuel tank and caused a second, potentially catastrophic blast.

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Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- March 21, 2017

The coming Iran-US confrontation in Iraq -- Zakiyeh Yazdanshenas, Al-Monitor

Defeating ISIS: Is Trump administration ready for the long haul? -- Howaqrd LaFranchi, CSM

Is Assad shifting strategy on Israel? -- Ben Caspit, Al-Monitor

Ready or Not, Here Come Trump and North Korea -- Albert Hunt, Bloomberg

Can Washington and Beijing cooperate on North Korea nuclear issue? -- Cui Zhiying, Global Times

The US and China Make Nice -- Jacob L. Shapiro, Geopolitical Futures

It's not too late to save South Sudan -- Forest Whitaker, CNN

Poland Will Take Revenge on Europe -- SÅ‚awomir Sierakowski, Project Syndicate

Belarus Is the Latest Thorn in Putin's Side -- Leonid Bershidsky, Bloomberg

On the Internet, Nobody Knows That You’re A Russian Bot -- Robert Gorwa, CFR

Dear Foreign Policy Elite: You’re Obsolete -- Crispin Rovere, Lowy Institute

How Technology is Unravelling the Global Order -- Amy Studdart, Medium

What we learned from the hearing on the Trump campaign's Russia ties -- Julian Borger, The Guardian

Why the Comey Hearing Was Frightening to a Russian -- Leonid Bershidsky, Bloomberg

Will Russiagate backfire on the left? -- Pat Buchanan, WND

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