Friday, November 30, 2018

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- November 30, 2018

Patricia Sabga, Al Jazeera: Breakthrough, escalation or pause? Trump, Xi set to meet at G20

Trump says he's close to a trade deal with China but cautions that he doesn't know if he wants to do it.

Breakthrough, escalation or time out? It is an open question that will mark the next phase of the US-China trade war as Presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping prepare to meet on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Buenos Aires.

The two leaders are scheduled to have dinner together on Saturday.

Hopes for a deal dimmed on Thursday after the South China Morning Post reported that Peter Navarro, one of Trump's most hawkish trade advisors, was going to attend the meeting.

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Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- November 30, 2018

G20 summit: can world leaders find unity – or is it simply showboating? -- Julian Borger, The Guardian

Trump's trade war with China: How we got here, what happens next -- Nigel Wilson, Al Jazeera

Xi and Trump’s make-or-break chance in Argentina for a trade war ceasefire -- Shi Jiangtao and Sarah Zheng, SCMP

Upcoming Trump-Xi meeting isn't just about economics -- Bloomberg

What will China offer the United States to break the trade war deadlock? -- Wendy Wu, SCMP

G20: What is it and how does it work? -- Arthur Sullivan & Thomas Kohlmann, DW

Russia-Ukraine skirmishes: Storm warning on the Black Sea -- Volker Wagener, DW

President Trump Could Help Stop a War Between Russia and Ukraine — But Only If He Will Stand Up to Putin -- James Stavridis, Time

The Sea of Azov won’t become the new South China Sea (and Russia knows it) -- David B. Larter and Matthew Bodner, Defense News

Is America really letting Saudi Arabia get away with murder? -- Jane Harman, The Hill

Special Report: How Iran spreads disinformation around the world -- Jack Stubbs & Christopher Bing, Reuters

Yemen: The devastating war waged with European weapons -- Kersten Knipp, DW

The Korean War is Ending — With or Without Denuclearization -- Uri Friedman, Defense One

Why are Afghan officials not announcing election results? -- Masood Saifullah, DW

What AI revolution? First, millions of kids in the developing world need electricity and internet access -- David Dodwell, SCMP

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