Monday, November 28, 2016

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- November 28, 2016

U.S. Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto arrive for a press conference at the Los Pinos residence in Mexico City, Mexico, August 31, 2016. REUTERS/Henry Romero

Josh Cohen, Reuters: The top three global winners and losers in a Trump presidency

The world still has to wait for Donald Trump to flesh out the details of his foreign policy. Based on comments he’s made so far, Russia and NATO are likely losers in the Trump era: Russia because of the U.S. president-elect’s praise for President Vladimir Putin, and NATO because Trump thinks “free riders” are forcing the United States to pay more than its share to maintain the alliance.

Ahead of Trump’s Jan. 20 inauguration, here are the three “winners” and three “losers” you might not have expected.

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Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- November 28, 2016

Trump: Ready to lead the free world, 140 characters at a time -- Linda Feldmann, CSM

Afghanistan Is All Ready To Be Donald Trump’s First Foreign Policy Disaster -- David Wood, Huffington Post

Cuba after Fidel: Economic reform? Sí. Political reform? No. -- Haward LaFranchi, CSM

Fidel Castro May Be Dead, but Tyranny Remains in Cuba -- Ana Quintana, RCD

Fidel Castro was Canada’s favourite dictator -- Thomas Walkom, Toronto Star

Only Power Rules: Turkey After the Failed Coup -- Nick Ashdown, Los Angeles Review Of Books

Vietnam Taking Long-Term Hard Line Toward China on Maritime Claims -- Ralph Jennings, VOA

China Plays Nice Because It Can -- Stratfor

Four Ways Donald Trump Can Deter Beijing in the South China Sea -- Harry J. Kazianis, RCD

How Russian Propaganda Really Works in the West -- Leonid Bershidsky, Bloomberg

This Tiny Sliver of Russian Territory (and Its Weapons) Is What NATO Fears Most -- Robert Farley, National Interest

Can Portugal leave its crisis behind? -- Jochen Faget, DW

Colombia's Peace Puzzle -- Stephen Johnson, National Interest

Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis, (General, USMC, Retired): Can He Be A Civilian Leader? -- David S. Maxwell, Small Wars Journal

The future of conflict is in cyberspace -- Davey Winder, Raconteur

From Peak Oil to Peak Oil Demand in Just Nine Years -- Justin Fox, Bloomberg