Thursday, June 1, 2017

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- June 1, 2017

Bethan McKernan, The Independent: Kabul bombing: Who was responsible for the attack that killed 90 people?

Taliban denies carrying out massive suicide truck bombin

The people of Kabul are losing patience with the weak and divided government of President Ashraf Ghani after a suicide truck bomb ripped through the city’s diplomatic quarter, killing 90 people and wounding more than 400.

Wednesday’s grisly attack - the latest in a series of grim extremist incidents carried out by the Taliban and Isis across Afghanistan since the withdrawal of international troops in 2014 - occurred at rush hour at a busy intersection, setting dozens of cars on fire and shattering windows a kilometre (0.5 miles) away.

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Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- June 1, 2017

Kabul bomb: Who carried it out? -- AFP

Short of allies, Syria’s rebels are down but not out -- Sarah El Deeb, AP

Turkish-German showdown over Incirlik Air Base -- Semih Idiz, Al-Monitor

Iran's Growing Casualty Count in Yemen -- Joshua Koontz, War on the Rocks

Why deadly Kabul bombing is crisis for all of Afghanistan -- Emma Graham-Harrison, The Guardian

Afghanistan: sent back to a war zone -- Sandra Petersmann, DW

Is China Headed for a Recession? -- Christopher Balding, Bloomberg

Can a Beleaguered Opposition Prevail in Cambodia’s Local Elections? -- Cristina Maza, WPR

DRC's homemade refugee crisis -- Martina Schwikowski, DW

What's gone wrong with the Conservative campaign? -- George Eaton, New Statesman

The Most Interesting Poll in Britain Right Now -- Leonid Bershidsky, Bloomberg

The Old German Problem -- Victor David Hanson, NRO

The Parti Québécois is on the brink of extinction -- Konrad Yakabuski, The Globe and Mail

OPEC Can Still Do What It Takes to Prop Up Oil -- Robin M. Mills, Bloomberg

Why Is the World So Unsettled? -- Hal Brands & Eric Edelman, CSBA

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