Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- March 29, 2017

British Prime Minister Theresa May in the cabinet, sitting below a painting of Britain's first Prime Minister Robert Walpole, signs the official letter to European Council President Donald Tusk invoking Article 50 and the United Kingdom's intention to leave the EU on March 29, 2017. REUTERS/Christopher Furlong/Pool

Peter Apps, Reuters: For Britain, the real work on Brexit starts now

On March 29 British Prime Minister Theresa May will begin Britain’s exit from the European Union by invoking Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty.

It will start a two-year process of departure – and for now, we know little about what that will look like. When its members signed the Treaty in December 2007, no one could imagine circumstances in which a nation would leave.

On one extreme, Britain could crash out of the EU without any deals on trade, migration or other substantive issues. Or it could agree to a “hard Brexit”, regaining the right to limit EU migration within its borders, but losing access to the single market.

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Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- March 29, 2017

The divorce bill: What happens if Brexit's conscious uncoupling turns sour? -- Brigid Andersen and Barbara Miller, ABC News Online

Brexit Doesn't Have to Be a Disaster -- Clive Crook, Bloomberg

Staring Into Brexit's Abyss -- Linda Kinstler, The Atlantic

Article 50: What will be negotiated -- Al Jazeera

What happens now that Britain has triggered Article 50? -- The Economist

The Ukrainian Argument for Scottish Independence -- Leonid Bershidsky, Bloomberg

The Real Threat to Israel: Hezbollah and Iran -- Moshe Arens, Haaretz

The battle for Raqqa explained -- Mariya Petkova, Al Jazeera

Arab Summit: 'Arabs lost confidence in their leaders' -- Zena Tahhan, Al Jazeera

Egypt’s Strongman Heads to Washington, Where He Can Expect a Warm Welcome -- Frederick Deknatel, WPR

Trump's North Korea Policy: Is It Different from Obama's? -- Jenny Lee, VOA

Can Park's potential leftist successor mend ties with North Korea? -- Julian Ryall, DW

How to Make a Deal With North Korea -- John Delurym, NYT

A year on, regal Suu Kyi struggles to move Myanmar on from conflict -- Simon Lewis and Antoni Slodkowski, Reuters

What a World Led By China Might Look Like -- Uri Friedland, The Atlantic

Is Russia America's Enemy? -- Brandon Valeriano, RCW

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