Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- January 30, 2019

National Interest: The Growing Russia-China Threat to America

Graham Allison and Dimitri K. Simes explain the growing entente between Moscow and Beijing in today's Wall Street Journal.

Appearing before the Senate Intelligence Committee yesterday, Daniel Coats, the Director of National Intelligence, stated that China and Russia “are more aligned than at any point since the mid-1950s.” His warning confirms the importance of the cover story by Graham Allison and Dimitri K. Simes in the January-February issue of the National Interest titled “New Best Friends?” that contains essays by each author carefully examining the growing ties between Beijing and Moscow.

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Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- January 30, 2019

Iranian parallels hanging over US-North Korea negotiations -- Stephen Bryen, Asia Times

Syria safe zone: 'A long-term problem rather than a solution' -- Andrew Wilks, Al Jazeera

Struggle for power after resignation of Palestinian government -- Shaiel Ben-Ephraim, Asia Times

Why nearly 2 million people are demanding an independence vote for West Papua province -- Tasha Wibawa, ABC News Online

China eyes a strategic port in the Philippines -- Richard Javad Heydarian, Asia Times

Will the US and China finally agree a trade deal? -- BBC

Trump has this one right: China’s 5G is a real national security threat -- Larry Edelman, Boston Globe

How Donald Trump could change the course of Meng Wanzhou’s ‘years-long’ battle against extradition -- Sarah Zheng, Kinling Lo, and Zhenhua Lu, SCMP

Australia a potential target in US-China fight over Huawei -- Adam Ni, ABC News Online

Let China Fail in Africa -- Wilson VornDick, National Interest

Is increased UK-Japan defence cooperation leading to a new strategic alliance? -- UKDJ

Factbox: Brexit - What happens next? -- Kylie MacLellan, Reuters

A Crude Look at the Whole: A Simple Guide to Complexity for National Security Professionals -- Zachery Tyson Brown, Strategy Page

An Italian Warning for France -- Dominique Moisi, Project syndicate

Mexico is bleeding. Can its new president stop the violence? -- Angélica Durán-Martínez, The Conversation

Mexico’s Drug War -- Brianna Lee et al, Council on Foreign Relations

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