Friday, May 31, 2019

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- May 31, 2019

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani attend a news conference, after a meeting in the Black sea resort of Sochi on 14 February, 2019 [File: Reuters/Sergei Chirikov]

Ali Bakeer, Al Jazeera: US 'maximum pressure' on Iran is empowering Russia in Syria

Unable to sustain its Syrian campaign, Iran is rapidly losing ground to Russia.

The Syrian regime is suffering from the worst economic crisis since the outbreak of the Syrian revolution in 2011. The acute shortages of fuel, gas and electricity have frustrated even the staunchest loyalists who now publicly express their dissatisfaction against Bashar al-Assad's leadership.

Ironically, this comes as the regime and its backers are claiming "victory" against the rebels in an attempt to improve al-Assad's standing in the regional and international arena and convince the international community to start funding the reconstruction of the war-ravaged country.

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Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- May 31, 2019

A single oil tanker could become a factor in both the China trade war and Iran tensions -- Leila Gharagozlou, CNBC

Are the US and Iran going to war? -- Al Jazeera/The Stream (Video)

Saudi Arabia banking on Muslim and Arab summits to strengthen its hand. Don’t believe the hype -- James M. Dorsey, SCMP

Ending the Qatar Blockade Is Crucial to U.S. Interests -- Bloomberg editorial

India tries/fails to improve its special ops capability -- Saikat Datta, Asia Times

North Korea execution reports - why we should be cautious -- Laura Bicker, BBC News

The Real Reason Negotiations Between America and North Korea Are Stuck -- Robert E. Kelly, National Interest

Trade deal with China is impossible -- Peter Morici, The Hill

In Modi’s second term, China and India can overcome their Himalayan differences to benefit Asia -- Wang Huiyao, SCMP

Why Putin wants to make 'new Russians' out of Ukrainians -- Roman Goncharenko, DW

This Is No Time to Back Down on Venezuela -- Roger Noriega, RCW

US immigration 'national emergency': what are the facts? -- AFP

The American People Need Answers From Robert Mueller -- W. James Antle III, National Interest

What a Hash Mueller Made of It -- Patrick J. Buchanan

Who is running for president in 2020? Donald Trump, and these 24 Democrats -- Emily Olson and Peter Marsh, ABC News Online

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