Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials — March 15, 2019

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Curt Mills, National Interest: The Terror Attack is New Zealand’s Darkest Day

At least forty-nine are dead; an assailant is in custody, and a murderous, white supremacist manifesto has been widely rejected.

It’s happened again. In a fresh terror attack at least forty-nine people were gunned down in Christchurch, New Zealand, on Friday—a white supremacist terrorist attack streamed on social media. Two mosques, during Friday prayers. One assailant, in custody, said the dastardly acts were a “revenge on invaders.” Three others are being held.

“My warmest sympathy and best wishes goes out to the people of New Zealand after the horrible massacre in the Mosques,” President Donald J. Trump wrote on Twitter Friday morning. “49 innocent people have so senselessly died, with so many more seriously injured. The U.S. stands by New Zealand for anything we can do. God bless all!”

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Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials — March 15, 2019

Christchurch mosque shootings – it was a matter of when, not if — Darren Morton, NZHerald

Terrorism does not discriminate — Ines Pohl, DW

The Next Stage of the Korean Peace Process: Why Seoul Remains Optimistic After Hanoi — Chung-in Moon, Foreign Affairs

N. Korea Is Still Trying to Hack U.S. Critical Infrastructure — Troy Stangarone, Diplomat

The Chinese Dragon Is a Hydra — Bryson Bort, RCD

China may overtake the US with the best AI research in just two years — Will Knight, MIT Technology Review

Depth of China’s ties with Pakistan costs India — Avinash Godbole, Asia Times

The West Is Pushing Back Against China. It’s Working — Stein Ringen, LA Times

Brexit Vote Moves Britain Closer to the Brink — Jörg Schindler, Spiegel Online

How does the Brexit maelstrom end: Deal, no Brexit or crash? — Guy Faulconbridge, Reuters

What is Britain’s next move on Brexit? — Reuters

New New START a Nonstarter: Russian Ambassador — Patrick Tucker, Defense One

Russia’s Tragic Great Power Politics — Robert E. Hamilton, RCD

5 Years Since Russia’s Intervention in Ukraine: Has Putin’s Gamble Paid Off? — Simon Saradzhyan, Russia Matters

Germany: The Unready Hegemon — Constanze Stelzenmüller, Berlin Policy Journal

Where Will Maduro End Up? A Ranking — Brendan O’Boyle, America’s Quarterly

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