Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- October 8, 2019

Chase Winter, DW: Explained: Why Turkey wants a military assault on Syrian Kurds

A Turkish military operation against Syrian Kurdish territory could unleash instability, displacement and intense fighting. The Kurds are warning of ethnic cleansing and all-out war.

Turkey appears poised to launch a military incursion against a US-backed, Kurdish-led militia alliance in northeast Syria, setting the stage for a potential bloodbath and instability across the region for years to come.

US President Donald Trump surprisingly announced US troops would pull away from the Turkish-Syrian border, allowing Turkey to carry out an operation against the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF).

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Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- October 8, 2019

Why Turkey wants to invade the Kurdish region in north-eastern Syria -- Eric Tlozek, ABC News Online

Why does Turkey want to attack Syria's Kurds and what does the US have to do with it? -- Tracey Shelton and Adam Harvey, ABC News Online

Will Turkey succeed in creating a 'safe zone' for Syrians? -- Sinem Koseoglu, Al Jazeera

'Islamic State' resurgence a 'very real possibility' after US exits Syria -- Max Zander & Teri Schultz, DW

Trump's Syria withdrawal: Who stands to gain? -- Tom Allinson, DW

Making sense of Iran's nuclear moves -- Behnam Ben Taleblu, The Hill

Have Iran, US slammed door on nuclear negotiations? -- Saeid Jafari, Al-Monitor

Iran sees Iraq unrest as a plot to undo bilateral ties -- Al Jazeera

After 18 years of war, Afghan youth dejected but hopeful -- Ruchi Kumar, Al Jazeera

Taiwan fears China's authoritarian threat in the Pacific after losing two diplomatic allies -- ABC News Online

US in Somalia: Is it still a safe haven for al-Shabab? -- Christopher Giles, BBC

Brexit: The end for negotiations in Brussels? -- Katya Adler, BBC

AP Explains: Crisis in Ecuador over end to fuel subsidies -- Gonzalo Solano, AP

Are we alone? Nobel Prize goes to 3 who tackled cosmic query -- Seth Borenstein and David Keyton, AP