Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials — July 13, 2019

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Tom Rogan, Washington Examiner: Gulf of Oman tanker attacks: Everything you need to know

The apparent attack on two tankers in the Gulf of Oman on Thursday represents a dramatic escalation in regional and international tensions. Coming just one month and one day after an attack on four other oil tankers in the same area, oil prices have spiked upward in fear of what might happen next.

What’s going on here? Blame Iran.

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Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials — July 13, 2019

Oil tanker attacks will inflame conflict between the US, its allies and Iran — Martin Chulov, The Guardian

What we know about the Gulf tanker attacks — AFP

The Guardian view on the US and Iran: on a collision course — Guardian editorial

Iran, the US and the Gulf: What now? — Jonathan Marcus, BBC

Will Russia back US’ maximum pressure on Iran? — Leonid Issaev & Nikolay Kozhanov, Al JAzeera

Hong Kong protests: ‘This discontent is really about China’ — Alexander Pearson and William Yang, DW

China bullies, Hong Kong protests — Chicago Tribune editorial

Trump and Xi are supposed to meet at the upcoming G20 summit. Here’s why experts say the outcome will dictate the fate of the entire stock market. — Rebecca Ungarino, Business Insider

Japan must prepare as the U.S. and China dig in — Brad Glosserman, Japan Times

Violence against Christians on the rise in Africa — Christoph Strack, DW

Why the Sudanese people stand ‘alone’ — Nanjala Nyabola, Al Jazeera

The Golunov Case Exposes Russia’s ‘Submerged State’ — Alexey Eremenko, Moscow Times

Putin has only himself to blame for poor US relations — Tom Rogan, Washington Examiner

Reintegrating ISIS militants and families is a global problem — James Durso, The Hill

Facebook blocks access to Graph Search, a key transparency tool used to expose human rights abuses — Kevin Nguyen, ABC News Online

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