Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- October 31, 2018

Netanyahu shook hands with Sultan Qaboos bin Said in Oman [Israel GPO/Handout via Reuters]

Al Jazeera: Secret no more: Israel's outreach to Gulf Arab states

Prime Minister Netanyahu has for years boasted about ties with key Arab states, but those ties were rarely visible.

It was a scene unthinkable just weeks ago: an Israeli Cabinet minister, tears of joy filling her eyes, proudly singing her country's national anthem at a sports event in the heart of the Arab world.

The spectacle of Miri Regev singing "HaTikva", which describes the Jewish yearning for a homeland in Zion, was just one in a series of taboo-busting public appearances by Israeli officials in Gulf Arab states that have thrust the once-secret back channels of outreach into public view.

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Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- October 31, 2018

Is the Trump Administration Backing Away from Saudi Arabia? -- Curt Mills, National Interest

In Yemen, plenty of food but few have the cash to buy it -- Saeed Al-Batati, Asia Times

Putin's Game: Did Russia Win in Syria? -- Tabitha Sanders, RCW

Why Jordan Is Next for ISIS -- Emily Przyborowski, National Interest

At the Latest Inter-Korean Summit, Kim Jong-un Created a Diplomatic Minefield for the United States -- David Maxwell and Mathew Ha, War On The Rocks

Sri Lanka's Ranil Wickremesinghe and Mahinda Rajapaksa both lay claim to prime ministership -- Linda Mottram, ABC News Online

Beware: China may be reading your email -- Chris Taylor, Asia Times

China Has Landed -- Christopher R. O'Dea. NRO

Russia’s Roadmap to Exiting Ukraine (Op-ed) -- Moscow Times

Treasury Can’t Go Wobbly When Sanctions Against Russians Are Starting to Hurt -- Luke Coffey, Daily Signal

Why Franco's tomb is a headache for Spain's new government -- BBC

Brazilians were simply fed up -- Hildegard Stausberg, DW

Which countries grant unconditional birthright citizenship? -- Cristina Burack, DW

Tough US trade rhetoric masks negotiating strategy -- David P. Goldman, Asia Times

The New Tyranny of the Dollar -- Mark Leonard, Project Syndicate

1 comment:

fred said...

Trump administration struggles to explain US military role in Syria
The State Department, White House and Pentagon are sending mixed signals about how long the US will stay in Syria, and if it will try to counter Iran