Friday, September 30, 2011

Commentaries, Opinions, And Editorials -- September 30, 2011

Anwar al-Awlaki Dead: What It Means For US, Yemen -- Dan Murphy, Christian Science Monitor

The assassination of Anwar al-Awlaki, a US citizen and Al Qaeda recruiter in Yemen, will be heralded as a major triumph in the US today. But it has very little to do with Yemen's own problems.

Anwar al-Awlaki, a Yemeni-American preacher who has emerged in recent years as a recruiter for Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, was killed at around 10:00 local time in Yemen this morning, according to Yemen and unnamed US officials.

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Commentaries, Opinions, And Editorials

Was Anwar al-Awlaki still a U.S. citizen? -- Joshua Keating, Passport/Foreign Policy

Analysis: Awlaki's death is a boost for the West -- Adrian Blomfield, The Telegraph

Land without peace: Why Abbas went to the U.N.
-- Charles Krauthammer, Washington Post

A win-win strategy for the Palestinians
-- Barbara F. Walter and Andrew Kydd, L.A. Times

Tony Blair: a liability in Britain and the Middle East? -- Peter Oborne, The Telegraph

Iran: live free – and die -- The Guardian

Arms sales to repressive Bahrain misplaced -- Washington Post editorial

Vladimir Putin 3.0 -- Fyodor Lukyanov, Russia In Global Affairs

Sex and the single drone -- Tom Engelhardt, Asia Times

Model plane bomb plot tests US antiterrorism strategy at home -- Brad Knickerbocker, Christian Science Monitor

More of the Same Won’t Save Europe
-- New York Times editorial

Why Europe’s crisis matters to U.S.
-- Michael Gerson, Washington Post

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