Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials — November 7, 2018

A rainbow forms over the U.S. Capitol as evening sets on midterm Election Day in Washington, U.S. November 6, 2018. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Patricia Zengerle, Reuters: How a Democratic U.S. House could alter foreign policy

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Democrats will use their new majority in the U.S. House of Representatives to reverse what they see as a hands-off approach by Republicans toward President Donald Trump’s foreign policy, and push for tougher dealings with Russia, Saudi Arabia and North Korea.

Representative Eliot Engel, the Democrat in line to head the House Foreign Affairs Committee, said they may also seek congressional authorization for the use of military force in places like Iraq and Syria. But on some hot-button areas, like China and Iran, he acknowledged there was little they could do to change the status quo.

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Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials — November 7, 2018

Post–Election Foreign Policy Trouble — Paul R. Pillar, National Interest

Mid-term elections: How the rest of the world saw it — BBC News

By ousting Jeff Sessions, Donald Trump dares Congress to counter him — Michael Knigge, DW

US attorney general ousted by Trump, putting Mueller on thin ice — Asia Times

Trump Won the Midterms. Here’s Why. — Christian Whiton, National Interest

The Truth About Iran Oil Sanction Waivers — Nick Cunningham, OilPrice.com

Turkey threatens Syria’s Kurds: A headache for the US? — AFP

Why Did the Jihadi Cold War in Yemen End? — Tore Refslund Hamming, War On The Rocks

The Khashoggi murder mystery: Erdogan as Lieutenant Columbo — Hamid Dabashi, Al Jazeera

One year post-Ritz, MBS looks to ride out Khashoggi affair — Alison Tahmizian Meuse, Asia Times

‘Don’t count on a Xi-Trump sit-down’ at the G20 to settle the trade war between China and the United States — Sarah Zheng, SCMP

US-China divisions could lead to an economic Iron Curtain, Henry Paulson warns — Wendy Wu, SCMP

Is a Thaw Coming in U.S.-China Relations? — Shannon Tiezzi, The Diplomat

The Illusion of a Russia-China Alliance — George Friedman, Geopolitical Futures

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