Wednesday, May 24, 2017

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

A soldier from the Household Cavalry waits to cross a road in Parliament Square with an armed Met Police officer

Jonathan Freedland, The Guardian: Troops on the streets create unsettling terrain for our democracy

We need our election to go ahead undisturbed, lest we give the murderers behind the Manchester atrocity even the scent of victory

The prospect of nearly 1,000 troops emerging from their barracks and on to the streets of Britain will be a shock to the system. Other countries may be used to the sight of soldiers outside palaces and parliaments, at stations or large venues, but not Britain. This, remember, is a country that prides itself on the fact that most of its police are armed with nothing more than a stick.

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

Manchester attack: Why the Libya connection matters -- Paul Cruickshank, CNN

The normality of terrorism -- Felix Steiner, DW

After the Manchester Terror Attack: What Comes Next? -- Freddie Gray, National Interest

How 'closed communities' provide a breeding ground for radical Islam -- Matthias von Hein, DW

Donald Trump prepares to meet with 'apprehensive' Nato with terrorism on the agenda -- Clark Mindock, The Independent

NATO Allies Should Not Be Judged on Defense Spending Alone -- Rachel Rizzo & Jim Townsend, National Interest

Could Iran’s Elections Indicate a New Future? -- Bennett Seftel, National Interest

Duterte's real motives behind imposing Philippine martial law -- Ana P. Santos, DW

Putin’s Shadow Cabinet and the Bridge to Crimea -- Joshua Yaffa, New Yorker

Will the Balkan Tinderbox Ignite, Again? -- David Kanin, Cipher Brief

I Grew Up in Chavez’s Socialist Venezuela. Here’s What I Think About Current Crisis. -- Ricardo Pita, Daily Signal

Why Venezuelan parents are keeping their children at home -- Vanessa Buschschl├╝ter, BBC News

The Silver Lining to Brazil's Never-Ending Corruption Scandal -- Ian Bremmer, TIME

The Geopolitical Education of Donald Trump -- Michael J. Totten, World Affairs

The Saudi Oil Blunder That Will Keep Costing -- Leonid Bershidsky, Bloomberg

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