Friday, April 28, 2017

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- April 28, 2017

Has Erdoğan Turned Turkey From an Ally Into an Enemy?

Patrick Smith, Fiscal Times: Has Erdoğan Turned Turkey From an Ally Into an Enemy?

When the heedless Recip Tayyip Erdoğan ordered Turkish jets to bomb Kurdish targets in Syria and Iraq this week—ignoring vigorous American objections—he faced the Trump administration with a question it can’t flinch from much longer: Is Turkey turning from a longtime ally into adversary?

Erdoğan’s repeated betrayals can no longer be shrugged off, given the key role Kurdish forces play in the anti–ISIS alliance. As Team Trump accelerates the fight against the Islamic State, who’s going to take over in Mosul and Syria when ISIS is finally defeated?

Read more ....

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- April 28, 2017

Why the Trump Doctrine Dictates Assad Must Go -- Jason M. Brodsky, RCD

Christians are under attack in the Middle East – and not even a visit from the Pope can convince them to stay -- Robert Fisk, The Independent

Asia weighs risk and reward in Trump 'bromance' with China's Xi -- Ben Blanchard and Philip Wen, Reuters

This Little-Known US Ally Could Be Pivotal on Russia, China Policy -- Luke Coffey, Daily Signal

What War With North Korea Looks Like -- Bill Powell, Newsweek

Before Fighting a Costly War With North Korea, a Strategic Reassessment -- Daniel L. Davis, RCD

Macedonia Shaken by Violence in Parliament -- Sinisa Jakov Marusic, Balkan Insight

Keep Your Eyes on the Protests in Russia's Provinces -- Amie Ferris-Rotman, Foreign Policy

Does Putin Still Favor Sidekick Medvedev? -- Henry Meyer, Ilya Arkhipov, Evgenia Pismennaya ,and Irina Reznik, Bloomberg

Russian mafia groups reportedly operate in Europe on behalf of the Kremlin -- Irina Filatova, DW

Why Trump should mend ties with Russia - Josh Cohen, Reuters

Trump and Russia: No Clear Policy -- John Sipher, Cipher Brief

40 years later, the mothers of Argentina’s 'disappeared' refuse to be silent -- Uki Goñi, The Guardian

Water security could define future conflict -- National Editorial

What the Press Still Doesn’t Get About Trump -- Politico

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Erdoğan needs to keep the domestic focus on real (or imagined) foreign threats. Eventually, things may get bad enough in Turkey to unseat him, but what come after that could be worse.