Wednesday, October 30, 2019

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

US President Donald Trump talks with his Turkish counterpart Recep Erdogan. Photo: AFP

M.K. Bhadrakumar, Asia Times: Trump and Turkey: Is a grand bargain in the making?

The US President may have a chance to help engineer a lasting peace between the Kurds and Ankara

The morning after a summit meeting often holds surprises. Turkey lost no time to follow up on President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s hugely successful but “difficult” talks with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin in Sochi on October 22.

On October 23, Ankara formally conveyed to Washington Erdogan’s decision that the Turkish military was stopping combat and ending the offensive in Syria codenamed Peace Spring, and making permanent the ceasefire agreed with the United States during the visit by Vice-President Mike Pence on October 17.

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

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi's True Legacy -- Scott Stewart, RCW

Baghdadi’s death will change jihadi landscape -- Faisal Al Yafai, Asia Times

Protests in Iraq and Lebanon pose a challenge to Iran -- Qassim Abdul-Zahra and Joseph Krauss, AP

Exclusive: How Lebanon's Hariri defied Hezbollah -- Laila Bassam and Tom Perry, Reuters

The Making of Lebanon’s October Revolution -- Helen Sullivan, New Yorker

Trump’s trade wrath turns on Thailand -- Shawn W. Crispin, Asia Times

Make China Great Again: Xi’s Truly Grand Strategy -- Andrew Erickson, War On the Rocks

Boris Johnson Gets His Christmas Election -- The Economist

Hungary’s Orban: Good relations with Russia are a necessity -- Pablo Gorondi, AP

Assessing Zelenskiy’s First Six Months -- Oleksiy Goncharenko, Atlantic Council

Return of Peronism - and Cristina - raise hopes in Argentina -- Almudena Calatrava, AP

The real cause of the protests in Chile is institutional breakdown -- Crescente Molina, CAPX

Santiago Under Siege -- Andrés Velasco, Project Syndicate

China’s Advance Into the Antarctic -- David Fishman, Lawfare

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