Thursday, June 15, 2017

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- June 15, 2017

U.S. Capitol Police keep watch on Capitol Hill following a shooting in nearby Alexandria, in Washington, U.S., June 14, 2017. REUTERS/Aaron P. Bernstein

Michael Goodwin, New York Post: Political death threats becoming new, unsettling normal

It was heartening to see members of Congress from both parties echo calls for unity following Wednesday’s attempted massacre.

Putting aside their habitual rancor, Democrats and Republicans joined together to emphasize that violence has no place in our politics.

There is no possible counter-argument, but let’s admit the ugly truth the pols won’t: This is all about the election of Donald Trump, and the unhinged vitriol that shadows him.

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Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- June 15, 2017

Take It Down a Notch, America -- Bloomberg editorial

Is America Substituting Violence for Debate? -- Jacob Heilbrunn, National Interest

Attacks in Iran show Tehran's chickens coming home to roost -- James Durso, The Hill

Winning the War of Ideology: Leveraging Religious Commonalities -- John J. Houser, The Bridge

Can more U.S. troops in Afghanistan help end the war? -- PBS News Hour

Thailand's Forgotten Insurgency -- Austin Bodetti, The Diplomat

No food, no money: conflict and chaos as South Sudan grapples with famine -- Gethin Chamberlain, The Guardian

The New Face of Russian Resistance -- Masha Gessen, New York Review Of Books

What Will Happen If Congress Strengthens Russia Sanctions? -- Dimitri Alexander Simes, National Interest

Moscow’s Pursuit of Military Strategic Parity With NATO -- Roger McDermott, Eurasia Daily Monitor

Will Violence Increase Between Armenia and Azerbaijan? -- Ilgar Gurbanov, National Interest

Why Greece is Germany’s ‘de facto colony’ -- Matthew Karnitschnig, Politico

Reality Check: Have the Greek bailouts worked? -- BBC

Venezuela's Ruling Party Faces Rebellion From Within -- Stratfor

How Foreign Policy Came to Divide America: And What It Means for U.S. Leadership -- Sarah Kreps, Foreign Affairs

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