Monday, November 30, 2015

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

Oren Cass, Politico: Why the Paris climate deal is meaningless

The more seriously you take the need to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions, the angrier you should be.

Negotiators from around the world gather in Paris this week to finalize an international climate change agreement, capping a years-long process on which hopes have been riding for global action to limit greenhouse-gas emissions. When those demanding U.S. action speak of the need to show “leadership” and foster international progress, they speak of building momentum toward Paris.

“This year, in Paris, has to be the year that the world finally reaches an agreement to protect the one planet that we’ve got while we still can,” said U.S. President Barack Obama on his recent trip to Alaska. Miguel CaƱete, the EU’s chief negotiator, has warned there is “no Plan B — nothing to follow. This is not just ongoing UN discussions. Paris is final.”

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

Russia and the West Face a Common Enemy -- Evgeny Lebedev, Telegraph

Turkish Shootdown Shows Importance of NATO-Russia Dialogue -- Kevin Ryan, Moscow Times

The Rhetoric Over a Downed Plane -- Krishnadev Calamur, The Atlantic

Putin’s New Missiles Dial Up the Tension with Turkey -- Rob Graver, Fiscal Times

Putin's latest message to Turkey could 'spin any future incident beyond control' -- Natasha Bertrand, Business Insider

Double dealing tyrant who's sabotaging the West's battle to crush ISIS: Turkey's Erdogan seems to be doing almost everything he can to cripple the forces actually fighting ISIS -- Michael Burleigh, Daily Mail

Spain Yesterday, Syria Today -- Ross Douthat, NYT

In unexpected twist, Assad ally may be Lebanon's next president -- Tom Perry and Laila Bassam, Reuters

A unified force should wage war on extremism -- Jonathan Gornall, The National

Banking on Arab youth to turn Arab countries around -- Doug Sanders, The Globe and Mail

After sanctions, Iran must choose one of two paths -- Faisal Al Yafai, The National

Behind sparkling Afghan city, a strongman's hand? -- Scott Peterson, CSM

Fatal Guesswork: Why the U.S. Military Attacked that Afghan Hospital -- Mark Thompson, Time

The India-Nepal Crisis -- Hemant Ojha, The Diplomat

Decades after Nigeria's war, new Biafra movement grows -- Alexis Akwagyiram, Reuters

Our Precarious Defenses in Europe -- Robert H. Scales, WSJ

Time to Bring Cuba Online -- New York Times editorial

The folly of the fiscal break-even oil price -- Michael Levi, Financial Times

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