Monday, April 24, 2017

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- April 24, 2017



Mark Deen and John Follain, Bloomberg: France Braces for Runoff Between Nationalism and Globalism

* Le Pen needs to overcome voter dislike of National Front
* Emmanuel Macron’s challenge is his past, plus globalization

In the coming two weeks of the French campaign, Marine Le Pen’s challenge is to break through a wall of voter antipathy that she inherited from her father. Emmanuel Macron’s task is to persuade the French he has the gravitas and experience to be president.

The far-right Le Pen and centrist Macron both took just under a quarter of the vote in a contest with 11 candidates. Now they must convince the rest of the population that they have what it takes to lead the country after the May 7 runoff.

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Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- April 24, 2017

Analysis: A Le Pen wins more acceptance than ever in France -- John leicester, AP

The Fall of the French Left -- Samuel Earle, The Atlantic

From France to the U.S., why 'self-made' politicians are winning -- John Lloyd, Reuters

China’s Power Projection -- David Shinn, RCW/Jamestown

Why China's New Aircraft Carrier Should Worry India -- Mihir Sharma, Bloomberg

The Changing Geopolitics of the South Pacific -- Joanne Wallis, The Strategist

U.S. considers deploying troops to Afghanistan in wake of deadly Taliban attack -- Tim Hume, VICE

US carrot and stick approach to North Korea is clumsy but significant -- Simon Tisdall, The Guardian

Why Mattis Versus Kim Jong-Un Will End Badly For All Of Us -- Van Jackson, War On The Rocks

Does Erdogan expect Trump to ditch Syrian Kurds? -- Al-Monitor

Erdogan Leads His Country into the Abyss -- Onur Bur├žak Belli and Maximilian Popp, Spiegel

How Venezuela’s Revolutionary Dream Descended Into Chaos -- Ryan Brading, The Conversation

Trump's Unnecessary Trade War with China -- Yukon Huang & David Stack. National Interest

President Trump To Host Unusual Meeting With UN Security Council -- Andrea Mitchell, NBC

1 comment:

James said...

The French and EEU political scene explained in 1:13,
https://youtu.be/ER-eFnWJB58