Friday, March 3, 2017

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- March 3, 2017

Ambassador Sergey I. Kislyak, Ambassador of the Russian Federation to the US. YouTube

David Smith and Spencer Ackerman, The Guardian: Who is Sergey Kislyak, the Russian ambassador rattling Trump's presidency?

Putin’s man in Washington is usually far from view. Now he’s at the center of a storm that brought down a key Trump ally and threatens another.

He has become a lightning rod for suspicions about Donald Trump’s ties with Russia, inadvertently bringing down one of the president’s closest allies and now threatening another.

Ambassador Sergey Kislyak, Vladimir Putin’s man in Washington, is usually far from view inside an imposing white marbled embassy on the third highest hill in the city – a location that prompted fears the Soviets would be able to intercept communications – but now finds himself in the spotlight.

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Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- March 3, 2017

Russian Ambassador At The Center Of The Sessions' Scandal Visited Obama White House 22 Times -- Tyler Durden, Zero Hedge

Trump policy on Afghanistan still not clear -- Fariba Pajooh, Medill News Service/UPI

Revenge of Obama’s ‘Former Officials’: Obama officials are waging war on the Trump White House. -- Noah Rothman, Commentary

Presidential Payback For Media Hubris -- Victor Davis Hanson, Hoover Institution

A warning from the Middle East -- Stephen Kinzer, Boston Globe

Are ISIS and al Qaeda Teaming up in Libya? -- Adam Nathan, Telegraph

The U.S.-Japan Alliance: Reform and Uncertainty -- Fritz Lodge, Cipher Brief

THAAD: A Critical Litmus Test for South Korea-China Relations -- Hee Ok Lee, 38 North

South Korea's Political Storm Swirls -- J. Berkshire Miller, World Politics Review

Doubling down on chaos in Seoul -- Japan Times editorial

Fillon to quit presidential race if Sunday rally flops: aide -- Pierre Briancon, Politico

It's time to prepare for a second Scottish referendum -- Alex Massie, Spectator

Brazil six months after Dilma Rousseff -- Bruno Gonçalves Rosi, Notes On Liberty

Make Canada great again? Conservative Canucks chart course for the age of Trump -- Ashifa Kassam, The Guardian

Trade commission should act to stop Chinese from spying on American consumers -- Mytheos Holt, The Hill

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