Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials — October 9, 2019

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Simon Tisdall, The Guardian: Erdoğan’s Syrian incursion could be his biggest gamble yet

Turkey’s president faces some difficult choices after being given green light by the US

For Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, it’s a case of be careful what you wish for. By most accounts, Turkey’s president bamboozled Donald Trump into giving a green light for an invasion of north-east Syria.

Yet now, having got what he wanted, Erdoğan faces some difficult choices. How far to go? Who is the enemy? And how long can such a big operation be sustained? It may be the biggest gamble yet by a politician known for taking risks.


Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials — October 9, 2019

What is the situation in north-eastern Syria? — Michael Safi, The Guardian

Erdogan’s end-game in Syria might be dead end — Burhan Yuksekkas, Asia Times

Trump’s Syria-Kurds move gets results — quick and negative — Matthew Lee, AP

America Never Had a Syria Solution — Seth J. Frantzman, National Interest

The Kurds lose out again — Matthias von Hein, DW

Will the Syrian Kurds Ally With Iran and Russia Against Turkey? — Matthew Petti, National Interest

Donald Trump’s Syria Withdrawal: Are We Asking the Right Questions? — Paul R. Pillar, National Interest

Factbox: Reaction to Turkey’s military advance into Syria — Reuters

Angry Iraqis Demand New Government — Pesha Magid, Foreign Policy

Die Another Day: As Brexit Talks Founder, yet Another Delay Looms — The Economist

Why Is Anti-Chinese Sentiment on the Rise in Central Asia? — A.U. Kyzy, The Diplomat

NBA grovels to China over ‘insult’ — George Koo, Asia times

Sorry, Dems: It’s OK to ask for foreign help in a criminal justice investigation — Marc Thiessen, New York Post

Exclusive poll: Most think Trump will be impeached and win 2020 reelection — Paul Bedard, Washington Examiner

Will Trump Persuade Hillary Clinton to Run Again? — Jacob Heilbrunn, National Interest

The United Nations has a cash flow crisis. Good! — Tom Rogan, Washington Examiner

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