Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials — September 17, 2019

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Times of Israel: On an election night of drama and confusion, we don’t know who next PM will be

What we do know: The electorate wasn’t indifferent after all, the president is determined to avoid a third round of voting, and Netanyahu’s immunity prospects are dwindling

On a night of political drama, with exit polls showing no clear election winner, and actual results set to flow in over the coming hours, we don’t know who Israel’s next prime minister will be. Here are some of the things we do know as of 2:00 a.m.

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Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials — September 17, 2019

Saudi attacks could be the start of the endgame — Norman A. Bailey, Asia Times

AP Analysis: Saudi oil attack part of dangerous new pattern — Jon Gambrell, AP

Danger in the Gulf: What the Attack on Saudi Arabian Oil Means for America — Alireza Ahmadi, Natinoal Interest

Trump’s Iranian trap: There is no support for a frontal attack on Iran but there are other options — Stephen Bryen, Asia Times

Even if Iran attacked Saudi Arabia’s oil field, Trump’s responsible for the fallout — Brett Bruen, NBC

Donald Trump hesitates on Iran attack — with good reason — Peter Philipp, DW

Trump strains to balance diplomacy, military threat to Iran — Robert Burns, AP

The Last Time the United States Sought to Withdraw from South Korea — Robert E. Kelly, National Interest

Plan B for the trade war with China — Peter Morici, The Hill

Beijing’s Maritime Aggression Is a Warning to Taiwan — David Santoro, Foreign Policy

Why the Kremlin launched Stalinist-style mass raids — Roman Dobrokhotov, Al Jazeera

Putin Loses Approval-Rating Crown to Zelenskiy — Andrew Langley, Bloomberg

Canada election: Is Justin Trudeau in trouble? — Jessica Murphy BBC News

Cyber War as an Intelligence Contest — Joshua Rovner, War On The Rocks

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