Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- April 4, 2017

Ian Birrell, The Guardian: Donald Trump’s shock tactics on North Korea may just work

Pyongyang’s depravity has been ignored for too long. Perhaps it takes a maverick to stop a maverick

Song Byeok used to paint propaganda pictures for North Korea’s dictators. But when famine struck, his family was starving like millions of others, so they tried to flee. His father drowned crossing a swollen river to China and Song begged soldiers to help him. Instead they sent him to a labour camp, where the hunger and torture was so extreme he envied those dying all around him. “I just wanted to get it over quickly,” he said.

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Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- April 4, 2017

North Korea's nuclear blackmail: Trump, make sanctions work again -- Joshua Stanton and Anthony Ruggiero, The Hill

White House official says North Korea is test for U.S.-China relations -- Steve Holland and Roberta Rampton, Reuters

Mr. Xi Goes to Mar-a-lago -- Kim Beazley, The Strategist

Trump’s Bad Deal With China: The early signs suggest Xi Jinping will run the table at Mar-a-Lago. -- Charles Edel and Mira Rapp-Hooper, Politico

Trump Needs a Plan to Deal With China -- Bloomberg editorial

Mosul is falling. This is the end of the 'caliphate' in Iraq -- Nicholas Stuart, Sydney Morning Herald

How Is Syria Still Using Chemical Weapons? -- Krishhnadev Calamur, The Atlantic

Congress rains on Sisi’s parade -- Julian Pecquet, Al-Monitor

Jacob Zuma’s Silent South African Coup -- Claus Staecker, DW

Monday’s bombing in St. Petersburg might be only the beginning of a new terrorist wave. -- Colin Clarke, Politico

St. Petersburg Subway Attack's Lesson for the West -- Leonid Bershidsky, Bloomberg

Russian metro bombing puts Putin's Syria policy to the test -- Denis Dyomkin and Christian Lowe, Reuters

The Beginning of the End of Putinism? -- Rob Dannenberg, Cipher Brief

Venezuela’s Breaking Point -- Allison Fedirka, Geopolitical Futures

Many Believe That the Left’s Election Victory in Ecuador Was Fraudulent -- John Fund, NRO

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