Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials — November 1, 2019

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Demonstrators gesture and carry national flags during a protest against the country’s ruling elite, on the anniversary of the 1954 revolution against French colonial rule, in Algiers, Algeria November 1, 2019. REUTERS/Ramzi Boudina

Jeremy Brown, BBC: Is a new Arab Spring unfolding in the Middle East?

As the last of the Middle Eastern summer fades away, is the region slipping into a new Arab spring?

In Iraq, demonstrators are being shot dead in the streets. In Lebanon, protesters have paralysed the country and seem set to bring down the government of Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri. In recent weeks the Egyptian security forces crushed attempts to protest against the police state of President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi.

Iraq, Lebanon and Egypt have plenty of differences. But the protesters have grievances in common, and they are shared by millions of people, particularly the young, across the Arab Middle East.

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Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials — November 1, 2019

The Coming Emergency in Iraq — Thanassis Cambanis, Foreign Affairs

Hashd al-Shaabi and Hezbollah: Iran’s allies in Iraq and Lebanon — Tom Allinson, DW

U.S.-Iran Confrontation Leaves Gulf Allies Uneasy — Con Coughlin, The National

Syria: What does Turkey’s ‘resettlement’ plan mean? — Seda Serdar, DW

The U.S.-China Clash Is Here to Stay — Shannon Tiezzi, The Diplomat

Asia Faces a Time for Choosing — Curtis Chin & Jose Collazo, Japan Times

Afghanistan on the Edge? Elections, Elites, and Ethnic Tensions — A. Watkins, War On The Rocks

Can India realize its ambitious renewable energy targets? — Murali Krishnan, DW

The threat of intraethnic strife in Ethiopia — Adem K Abebe, Al Jazeera

Russia’s internet law a ‘new level’ of censorship: RSF — Timothy Jones, DW

Time for a Balkan reboot — Florian Bieber, Politico

What Happens to the United Kingdom Now? — Chris Patten, Project Syndicate

Why Trump Should Use ‘Economy of Force’ Warfare — Gary Anderson, Washington Times

Donald Trump won’t win the ‘endless’ war by simply killing terrorists like Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi — Eric Tlozek, ABC News Online

Another al-Baghdadi-style raid on ISIS militants could soon become mission impossible — Thomas S. Warrick, NBC

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