Thursday, March 30, 2017

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- March 30, 2017

Iraqi security forces drive past civilians fleeing their homes in Mosul's old city on March 30, 2017

Paul D. Shinkman, US News and World Report: Trump Turns Away From Iraq’s Coming Storm

Iraqi forces are poised to retake the country’s second-largest city and finally expel the Islamic State group.
That’s when the trouble begins.

The Trump administration has indicated it plans to largely abdicate a U.S. role in Iraq's political future, despite the certainty that driving the Islamic State group from its remaining stronghold in Mosul – months, if not weeks, away – starts the clock on a dangerous new era for a country on the verge of fracturing along rival warring factions.

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Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- March 30, 2017

All Signals Point Once Again to War in Gaza -- Daniel Shapiro, Bloomberg

Fighting famine in Yemen vs. aid for Saudis. Does the US have to choose? -- Howard LaFranchi, CSM

Tillerson leaves Ankara with no new enemies — or friends -- Amberin Zaman, Al-Monitor

Tillerson Goes to Asia -- Christopher Hill, Project Syndicate

China says weapons won't stop unification with Taiwan -- Reuters

South Africa's Patience Is Running Out -- Bloomberg editorial

Russia Stirs the Hornet's Nest In The Balkans -- Stratfor

Why Vladimir Putin Covets Montenegro -- Michael J. Totten, World Affairs

Manuel Valls backs Macron, speeding Socialist Party’s demise -- Nicholas Vinocur, Politico

Coup in Venezuela -- DW Editorial

Renewed attempt to rewrite House rules confirms Canada's Liberals are not to be trusted -- Andrew Coyne, National Post

The Trump Presidency Is Already A Joke: But it’s no laughing matter. -- Graydon Carter, Vanity Fair

Liberals are losing their minds over Trump and Russia -- Ryan Cooper, The Week

The biggest challenge for the National Security Council isn’t North Korea or Russia. It’s Trump -- Kent Harrington, Reuters

Ivanka in the Trump White House: the rewards, and the risks -- Linda Feldmann, CSM

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