Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials — September 7, 2020


Guardian Editorial: The Guardian view on Turkish-Greek relations: dangerous waters A row over over borders, gasfields and national pride risks regional disorder.

Some claim it has been centuries since the Mediterranean has been viewed as the cockpit of history. But great powers and coastline states, wishing to capture hydrocarbon riches, are today vying for mastery of the sea – or at least its eastern waves. The trouble surfaced last month when a Turkish frigate escorting an oil-and-gas exploration ship collided with a Greek naval vessel. Since then, tempers have flared, with the unresolved question of Cyprus providing a flashpoint between the two nations. Greek ships were last week joined by France, Italy and the United Arab Emirates in the waters around Cyprus. Turkey announced that Russia will hold naval exercises. Nato is right that the temperature needs lowering and ought to be congratulated for kickstarting talks aimed at de-escalation. Nato members ought to trade words, not blows.

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Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials — September 7, 2020

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Taliban peace talks: What to expect from the new round? — Secunder Kermani, BBC

China to declare virus victory with unveiling of vaccines — Frank Chen, Asia Times

How Beijing’s influence is changing Hong Kong protests — William Yang, DW

American Support for Taiwan Must Be Unambiguous — Richard Haass and David Sacks, Foreign Affairs

Russia hedges its bets in Libya — Neil Hauer, Asia Times

Poison, Protest and the Power of Putin — John McLaughlin, Ozy

Could Navalny poisoning mean the end of Nord Stream 2 for Germany? — DW

How to Resist Russia’s Crude Oil Crusade and Navigate Nord Stream 2 Nuances — E. Wayne Merry, National Interest

Stationing US troops in Poland is a bad idea — Gil Barndollar, The Hill

Extending the New START nuclear pact will help stabilize US-Russia relations — Daniel DePetris, Defense News

The Belarus Uprising: A Repeat of Ukraine? — Russell A. Berman and Kiron K. Skinner, National Interest

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