Friday, July 31, 2015

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- July 31, 2015

Bill Roggio and Thomas Joscelyn, Long War Journal: The Taliban’s new leadership is allied with al Qaeda

The Taliban has announced that a new emir and two deputy emirs have been chosen to lead the organization following the confirmation of Mullah Omar’s death.

The Taliban’s new emir is Mullah Akhtar Mohammad Mansour, a longtime deputy to Omar. Mansour previously served as the minister of civil aviation and transportation during the Taliban’s rule from 1996 to 2001 and as the group’s shadow governor for the Kandahar province.

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- July 31, 2015

Analysis: Afghan govt hopes to divide and conquer Taliban -- Lynne O'Donnell, AP

Mullah Omar: the one-eyed man who was king -- The Economist

Intel Assesses Iran Deal, Without Really Assessing Iran -- Eli Lake, Bloomberg

The Iran Side Deals: The GOP’s New Reason to Vote ‘No’ -- Rob Garver, Fiscal Times

Gambling on Iran: The Nuclear Deal and the Legacy of John Kerry -- Jonathan Broder, Newsweek

The U.S.-Egypt Strategic Dialogue: Drift Along the Nile -- Guest Blogger for Steven A. Cook, Council on Foreign Relations

The secret to Ethiopia's counterterrorism success -- Mehari Taddele Maru, Al Jazeera

It's not at war, but up to 3% of its people have fled. What is going on in Eritrea? -- Patrick Kingsley, The Guardian

Vaccine success holds hope for end to deadly scourge of Ebola -- Kate Kelland and Tom Miles, Reuters

Who's Nexit? 5 EuroStates in Trouble -- Daniel Altman, Foreign Policy

Year under sanctions: how Russian banks survive -- ITAR-TASS

Why Switzerland’s central bank just lost $52 billion -- Chris Matthews, Fortune

Brazil's Corruption Crackdown Isn't Just P.R. -- Mac Margolis, Bloomberg

After 500 days of mystery, MH370 answers could come soon -- Michael Pearson, Jethro Mullen and Nima Elbagir, CNN

Beyond Cecil the Lion: Trophy-Hunting Industry in Africa Explained -- ABC News

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