Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- February 20, 2018

Lawrence J. Haas, US News and World Report: Rocketing Toward War?

Recent incidents raise the risk of Iran and Israel engaging in a catastrophic war.

Military skirmishes and escalating threats between Iran and Israel of late are raising the risks of a catastrophic regional war, prompting questions about what the United States should do to prevent it.

To date, President Donald Trump has focused more attention on defeating the Islamic State group in Syria than on preventing Iran from filling the resulting void with its own military and proxy forces and, in the process, further implanting itself in Syria as part of its quest for a land corridor all the way to the Mediterranean Sea.

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Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- February 20, 2018

Eastern Ghouta is another Srebrenica, we are looking away again -- Simon Tisdal, The Guardian

Which rebel groups are fighting in Syria's Eastern Ghouta? -- Wesley Dockery, DW

US baits Turkey in hopes of ending Ankara’s Russian dalliance -- MK Bhadrakumar, Asia Times

The Dangers of Ignoring Yemen -- Matthew Reisener, National Interest

What Trump needs to know about Iranians -- Seyed Hossein Mousavian, Al-Monitor

The Chinese Century? -- Hal Brands, National Interest

Why are foreign banks fleeing Vietnam? -- Pham Chi Dung, Asia Times

Ethiopia: Mass protests 'rooted in country's history' -- Jillian Kestler-D'Amours, Al Jazeera

Insiders: Russia troll farm even zanier than indictment says -- Raphael Satter and Nataliya Vasilyeva, AP

Tillerson Charts a New Course in Latin America -- Diego Leiva, War On The Rocks

The War America Isn’t Fighting -- Susan B. Glasser, Politico

What The World's Top 10 Tech Firms Have In Common -- Amir Mizroch, Forbes

How Europe became so rich -- Joel Mokyr, Aeon

Global Elites Cannot Save a World In Turmoil -- Eliot A. Cohen, Defense One/The Atlantic

Is the World Actually Getting … Better? -- Isaac Chotiner, Slate

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