Monday, May 8, 2017

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- May 8, 2017

Thierry Chiarello and Sarah White, Reuters: Many French voters yet to be convinced by Macron

Emmanuel Macron may have won Sunday's presidential election by a comfortable margin, but even his supporters' enthusiasm is tempered by the scale of the challenge that the inexperienced politician faces in tackling France's deep-seated economic, social and security problems.

Macron, a former economy minister who had never previously stood for elected office, beat far-right leader Marine Le Pen by 66 percent to 34 - a gap well above the 20 or so percentage points that surveys had predicted.

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Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- May 8, 2017

Macron Set to Lead France as Youngest Ever President -- Bernd Riegert, DW

Why Macron Won and Clinton Lost -- Leonid Bershidsky, Bloomberg

After Macron’s win, France is divided in four -- Thomas Guenole, Special to The Globe and Mail

How Marine Le Pen Lost French Election, But Still Won -- Daniel J. Solomon, Forward

Iran's nuclear deal: Less popular there then here? -- John McLaughlin, OZY

Trump Administration Options Towards Iran -- Ted Martin, RCD

Trump Looks for Opportunities in the Middle East Crisis -- Eli Lake, Bloomberg

Worst border clashes in years: Are Afghanistan and Pakistan at war? -- Shamil Shams, DW

A North Korean Nuclear EMP Attack? -- Jack Liu, 38 North

Report from Seoul: South Koreans Are Also Voting on Kim Jong-un—and Donald Trump -- Doug Bandow, National Interest

(Mis)construing China’s threat to the South China Sea -- Mark J. Valencia, Asia Times

A New Constitution Would Deepen Venezuela's Crisis -- Noah Feldman, Bloomberg

America Is Addicted to Fighting Undeclared Wars -- Danny Sjursen, National Interest

Washington Loves General McMaster, But Trump Doesn't -- Eli Lake, Bloomberg

Tillerson Defines 'America First' -- Paul J. Saunders, National Interest

From Xi to Duterte: Why Trump Holds His Enemies Closer -- Patrick Smith, Fiscal Times

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