Monday, July 15, 2019

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- July 15, 2019

Glenda Korporaal, The Australian: Give peace a chance? Not in Hong Kong

Hong Kong is set for a long hot summer of discontent as it braces itself for more protests and tensions­ are flaring between Hong Kongers over “Lennon Walls” springing up all over the city.

Named after John Lennon — who inspired a wall of protest in Prague in the 1980s — Hong Kong has become a new centre of “Lennon Walls”, which are covered­ in coloured post-it notes, along subway tunnels and walkways and near railway stations, supporting the protest movement.

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam this week declared that the legislation to allow for extradition from Hong Kong to mainland China was “dead” and offered to sit down with the protesters and hear their arguments.

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Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- July 15, 2019

Major Chinese Military Drills Near Taiwan May Be 'Tailored' to Scare 'Secessionists' Following U.S. Weapons Deal, State Media Says -- David Brennan, Newsweek

US arms sales shows Taiwan’s security is non-tradeable to the US and key to its Indo-Pacific strategy -- Drew Thompson, SCMP

China’s Vision of Victory -- Nathan Levine, National Interest

Al-Qaeda chief’s Kashmir threat reveals deep frustration -- Saikat Datta, Asia Times

Hard Choices are Needed to Solve Afghanistan's War -- Touqir Hussain, National Interest

Iran's calculated escalation in the Persian Gulf -- Rainer Hermann, DW

Inside Iran: What Iranians think of stand-off with US -- BBC

The rift in the relationship between the U.S. and Turkey may be permanent -- Dan De Luce, NBC

Recycled electronics are turning Thailand into a 'dumping ground for hazardous waste' -- Kathryn Diss, ABC News Online

Latest Libyan Shock Should Come as No Surprise -- Karim Mezran, Atlantic Council

Wiping out hunger in Africa could cost just $5bn. What are we waiting for? -- Feike Sijbesma, The Guardian

Greek elections: The first defeat of populism in Europe? -- Theodore Pelagidis, Brookings

China will determine the future of Venezuela -- Carlos Eduardo Pina, Al Jazeera

Canada’s Trudeau is down in the polls. Can Conservatives take advantage? -- The Washington Post

What's Area 51, and why is it so popular right now? 4 things to know about the top-secret site -- Stephen Sorace, FOX News

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