Friday, October 30, 2015

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- October 30, 2015

Martin Chulov, The Guardian: Syria peace talks pin hopes for end to war on Iran and Saudi Arabia

Syrian regime and opposition not invited to Vienna, with two regional powers yet to show any signs of wanting to compromise

The broadest peace talks since the start of the Syrian war are getting under way in Vienna, with Iran joining arch-rivals Saudi Arabia and the US to try to orchestrate an end to one of the most dangerous global conflicts in decades.

While all regional stakeholders appear set to take a seat at the table, neither the Syrian government nor opposition have been invited, with any hope of a solution riding mainly on their respective regional patrons: Iran for the Assad regime and Saudi Arabia for those who oppose him.

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- October 30, 2015

Russian fears of Syria becoming a 'new Afghanistan' -- Mansur Mirovalev, Al Jazeera

Iranian influence in Syria: At what cost? -- Inside Story/Al Jazeera

US intelligence is no match for Iranian deception -- Jeff Jacoby, Boston Globe

Did Russian Airstrikes Force U.S. to Include Iran in Syria Talks? -- Patrick Goodenough, CNS

Iran involvement in Syria talks reflects Russia's growing influence -- Michael Pizzi, Al Jazeera

Behind US Special Forces in Syria, a new realism -- Howard LaFranchi, CSM

12 years of hard lessons on Iraq -- Chris Spatola, The Hill

Are Americans Ready to Return to Iraq? -- Kevin Sullivan, Real Clear World

If America Had Kept 10,000 Troops in Iraq = No Islamic State? -- Daniel Davis, National Interest

Ripples of the Iran Deal -- Roger Cohen, NYT

South China Sea: No Win-Win for China and US -- Bernard Fook Weng Loo and Koh Swee Lean Collin, The Diplomat

Despite agreements, risks linger of U.S.-China naval mishaps -- Yeganeh Torbati, Reuters

The U.S. Navy Has Sailed Past China’s Artificial Islands—And Must Do So Again. -- J. Randy Forbes, National Interest

Migrant crisis: Merkel's welcoming arms earn her a cold shoulder -- Nick Miller, Sydney Morning Herald

The fall of the Roman republic – and the rise of the EU -- Peter Jones, Spectator

White House: There is no new Cold War -- Nicole Duran, Washington Examiner

1 comment:

RRH said...

The so called talks are a front. It's BS to baffle brains. The weapons continue to flow and the same actors continue to feed the fire. In my opinion the following is nearer to the truth regarding Syria.