Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- October 22, 2019

Nathan Hodge, CNN: Putin and Erdogan just did a deal on Syria. The US is the biggest loser

Moscow (CNN)Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan met in the southern Russian resort city of Sochi on Tuesday with a shared agenda of shaping the endgame in Syria's eight-year civil war.

The two leaders unveiled a 10-point memorandum of understanding with an unstated bottom line: The Americans do not have a place in shaping the future of Syria.

What did Putin and Erdogan agree to?

Russia and Turkey announced a wide-ranging agreement that addresses a major Turkish concern -- the presence of Kurdish YPG forces near their border. But it also acknowledges a major fear of the Kurds -- that Turkish-backed Syrian rebel groups might unleash a campaign of ethnic cleansing against them and other minority groups.

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Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- October 22, 2019

Russia replaces US as Mideast power broker -- Alison Tahmizian Meuse, Asia Times

Trump finds no simple fix in Syria, other world hotspots -- Aamer Madhani and Deb Riechmann, AP

What Trump gets wrong about war against the Islamic State -- Robert Burns, AP

Lebanese army prepares to step in as nation revolts -- Alison Tahmizian Meuse, Asia Times

Iran Is Losing the Middle East, Protests in Lebanon and Iraq Show -- H. Ghaddar, Foreign Policy

Netanyahu Fails to Form Government Again -- Barak Ravid, Axios

Boris Johnson throws Brexit back into the EU's court -- Tom Rogan, Washington Examiner

Why Frustration Is Boiling Over in Chile -- Patricio Navia, Americas Quarterly

Liberals won despite Justin Trudeau, who is as arrogant as ever -- Rosie DiManno, Toronto Star

Andrew Scheer's narrow vision of conservatism was his party's failing -- Robyn Urback, CBC

Trump is finally facing impeachment, but another, bigger cover-up is continuing in broad daylight -- Andrew J. Bacevich, Business Insider/TomDispatch

RIP: The Era of Arms Control Is Over -- Daniel R. DePetris, National Interest

China and US in trillion-dollar tech war -- Gordon Watts, Asia Times

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Anonymous said...

Susan Rice Calls Lindsey Graham a “Piece of Shit” While Discussing Benghazi Attack (VIDEO)

So Orange man bad, but Demoncraps can say anything at any time.

And at Lindsay Graham of all Republican. He crossed the aisle often to be bi-partisan. He was part of the Gang of 8 on Amnesty (8 Gangsters).

Fuck Democrats!