Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Commentaries, Opinions, And Editorials -- July 31, 2013

Is Political Crisis Brewing In Zimbabwe? -- John Campbell, Christian Science Monitor

A report from the International Crisis Group says today's election may be President Robert Mugabe's last stand – but he will go down fighting.

On July 29 the International Crisis Group (ICG) issued an important report, Zimbabwe’s Elections: Mugabe’s Last Stand, suggesting that the aftermath of today's elections in Zimbabwe is likely to be a protracted and violent political crisis – regardless of who comes out ahead in the polls.

Even before polling started, there have been reports of ruling-party aligned state security services resorting to violence and intimidation against opponents of President Robert Mugabe’s ruling ZANU-PF party.

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Commentaries, Opinions, And Editorials

Q&A: Why Zimbabwe elections matter -- Stephanie Ott, for CNN

Syria Lies In Pieces And It Will Not Be Fixed -- Shashank Joshi, Daily Telegraph

In raging Middle East, Israel wins time with Palestinian peace talks -- Maayan Lubell, Reuters

Killing Continues in Darfur's Forgotten War -- Rob Crilly, Daily Telegraph

Crackdown on Egypt protests: What's really at stake -- Christian Science Monitor editorial

Closed Tunnels Could Ruin Hamas -- Theresa Breuer, Spiegel Online

John Kerry Fights the Wrong War -- Fouad Ajami, Bloomberg

Pressing Forward with Tougher Iranian Oil Sanctions -- G. William Heiser & Amir Abbas Fakhravar, Real Clear World

Why China Is Still No Super Power -- Zhang Yuanan, Real Clear World/World Crunch

Eurozone on brink, again -- investors, analysts -- The Commentator

Is France Heading South? -- Council On Foreign Relations

U.S. needs to step up its Arctic game -- Global Public Square staff, CNN

Why NSA Surveillance Will Be More Damaging Than You Think -- James Fallows, The Atlantic

The danger of American apathy on NSA surveillance -- Elizabeth Goitein, Christian Science Monitor

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