Friday, November 30, 2012

Commentaries, Opinions, And Editorials -- November 30, 2012

Why Is Egypt's Draft Constitution So Controversial? -- Kristen Chick, Christian Science Monitor

Protesters took to the streets in Cairo and other Egyptian cities today over a draft constitution written by Islamists. Here are the points many in Egypt are talking about.

Egypt's constituent assembly worked through the night to finish voting on Egypt's new constitution, finalizing its work early this morning and sent the contentious document to the president, who will call a national referendum on the constitution within two weeks.

President Mohamed Morsi's allies made the surprise move to finish the document this week after he issued a decree sidelining the judiciary and removing nearly all checks on his power.

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Commentaries, Opinions, And Editorials

Kurdish-Iraqi government talks collapse amid fear of civil war -- Jane Arraf, Christian Science Monitor

Should the U.N. Have Recognized Palestine? -- Teresa Welsh, US News and World Report

China's military crossroads
-- Brahma Chellaney, Japan Times

China’s Oil Quest Comes to Iraq
-- J. Michael Cole, The Diplomat

The Problem From Hell: South Asia’s Arms Race -- Paul Bracken, The Diplomat

Is China trying to implode Japan's economy? -- Peter Lee, Asia Times

A chance for calm in Congo
-- L.A. Times editorial

Russia's Misery Loves U.S. Company
-- Michael Bohm, Moscow Times

Mexico’s Peña Nieto Talks to TIME: ‘We Can Move Beyond the Drug War’ -- Tim Padgett, Time

Let Women Fight: Ending the U.S. Military’s Female Combat Ban -- Megan H. MacKenzie, Council On Foreign Affairs

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