Dado Ruvic / Reuters
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 -- Sławomir 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