Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials — July 19, 2019

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Tom Rogan, Washington Examiner: Iran seizes two British tankers and makes a huge mistake

There will be furious embarrassment in the British government this evening over Iran’s seizure of two British oil tankers today. One of those tankers is British-flagged, and the other is British-owned.

Still, Iran has made a strategic miscalculation here.


Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials — July 19, 2019

Iran’s Foreign Minister Zarif: We Can’t “Discount” Possibility of War — Jacob Heilbrunn, National Interest

The Three Myths of the Iran Deal — Michael Oren, The Atlantic

Sanctions, threats and oil: How close is Iran deal to collapsing? — Ted Regencia, Al Jazeera

Beijing strengthens its hold on South China Sea — Jonathan Manthorpe, Asia Times

Will democracy take hold in Pakistan’s restive tribal areas? — Haroon Janjua, DW

Far from Cape Town tourist sites, a gangland battle rages — Wendell Roelf and Shafiek Tassiem, Reuters

What’s at stake in next round of Sudan negotiations? — Al Jazeera

Ukraine’s Shady Political Landscape on the Eve of Elections — Alla Hurska, Jamestown

EU weighs costs of punishing Poland — Jo Harper, DW

The Age of Cynical Voters — Slawomir Sierakowski, ASPI Strategist

The rise of corporate nations — Lorenzo Marsili, Al Jazeera