Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials — September 15, 2020

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Israeli National Security Adviser Meir Ben-Shabbat elbow bumps with an Emirati official, as he leaves Abu Dhabi on September 1, 2020 [Nir Elias/Pool via AP]

Jeremy Bowen, BBC: Five reasons why Israel’s peace deals with the UAE and Bahrain matter

High-level delegations from Israel and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) will sign a historic US-brokered peace deal at the White House on Tuesday.

Bahrain’s foreign minister will attend the event and sign its own agreement to normalise relations with Israel, announced by President Donald Trump last week.

This is why the deals are significant.

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Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials — September 15, 2020

What will be the impact of the Trump-sponsored normalisation? — Joe Macaron, Al Jazeera

A Rare Middle East Triumph — Bret Stephens, New York Times

The Middle East Strategic Realignment Reverberates Through South Asia — Michael Rubin, National Interest

Why Moscow is quiet on the Israel-UAE peace deal — Anna Borshchevskaya, The Hill

Suga needs to get radical to save Japan — William Pesek, Asia Times

Abe’s last national security legacy for Suga to complete — Kuni Miyake, Japan Times

Analyst: South Korea, Japan relations may not change under Suga — Elizabeth Shim, UPI

Are EU-China trade relations at a crossroads? — Clifford Coonan, DW

Instead of targeting TikTok and WeChat, the US should work on an alternative to China’s digital silk road — Sam Olsen, SCMP

Kremlin looks to keep protest-torn Belarus in Moscow’s orbit — Sarah Rainsford, BBC News

Swimming naked: Germany’s economy is sicker than you think — Andreas Kluth, Sydney Morning Herald

From Australia to India and the Philippines, are coronavirus lockdowns working? — John Power, SCMP

Perpetual recession? Recovery in a year? Economists deeply divided on U.S. future — Howard Schneider, Reuters

‘Farewell, fossil fuels’? What oil’s demise will do to the world’s leading economies — Simon Henderson, The Hill

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