Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials — October 2, 2019

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Seth J. Frantzman, National Interest: Can ISIS Make a Comeback?

Eradicating the Islamic State in Iraq is a top regional priority, and Washington needs to help finish the job.

U.S. forces in northern Iraq, working with partners on the ground, are confident that the remnants of the Islamic State can be confronted, two years after ISIS lost the last pockets of land it held. It has been five years since Washington committed forces to Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve. Today, operating with a relatively small footprint across central and northern Iraq, the operation is continuing but there are questions on the ground about what comes next and whether an ISIS resurgence is in the works.

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Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials — October 2, 2019

Foreign Isis fighters in Syria ‘should face war crimes tribunal’ — Dan Sabbagh, The Guardian

Iraq protests are symptomatic of wider issues — The National editorial

Keep It Steady and Cool with Iran, America — Victor Davis Hanson, NRO

Can Trump back away from trade war in time to avoid recession? — David P. Goldman, Asia Times

Exclusive: Here’s the nuclear proposal the US plans to offer North Korea this weekend — Alex Ward, VOX

Trump must warn North Korea over its escalation — Tom Rogan, Washington Examiner

China’s Communists partied hard this week but they can’t hide from these 5 big problems — James Carafano, FOX News

After 70 years, Chinese Communism threatens the world more than ever — Joseph Bosco, The Hill

An alternative view of HK protests — George Koo, Asia Times

Will EU compromise after receiving UK Brexit proposals? — Katya Adler, BBC

The Significance of Bernie Sanders’s Heart Disease — James Hamblin, The Atlantic

Why Europe Won’t Combat Huawei’s Trojan Tech — Carisa Nietsche & Bolton Smith, National Interest

A major threat to our economy –Three cyber trends the US must address to protect itself — Klon Kitchen, FOX Business

The rise of stealth combat drones — Stephen Bryen, Asia Times

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