Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- March 18, 2019

Rainer Hermann, DW: 'Islamic State' may fall, but will not vanish

The "Islamic State" has now almost lost all the territory it once controlled. But assuming this development means the scourge of jihadism will end is premature, writes guest contributor Rainer Hermann.

The so-called Islamic State (IS) is nearly defeated, militarily speaking, thanks to the determined efforts of the international community.

However, one should not be fooled into thinking that everything will return to normal once the last IS stronghold is conquered and the last fighter has surrendered. This is merely one step in a larger struggle against jihadi terrorism.

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Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- March 18, 2019

Syria's Civil War Is Now 3 Civil Wars -- Jonathan Spyer, Foreign Policy

Social media deserves blame for spreading the Christchurch video, but so do we -- Ariel Bogle, ABC News Online

Iraq a new theater in Saudi-Iran competition -- Dnyanesh Kamat, Asia Times

Pakistan and India Can't Escape the Conflict Cycle -- Adam Lammon, National Interest

Has North Korean govt-in-exile gone operational? -- Andrew Salmon, Asia Times

Don't blame Afghanistan for blowing whistle on Zalmay Khalilzad -- Michael Rubin, Washington Examiner

Annexation of Crimea: A masterclass in political manipulation -- Leonid Ragozin, Al Jazeera

Is This the Last Dalai Lama? -- Jessica Batke, China File

Exclusive: Dalai Lama contemplates Chinese gambit after his death -- Krishna N. Das and Sunil Kataria, Reuters

Well done, Brexit ultras – the EU has never had more power over Britain -- Andrew Rawnsley, The Guardian

No Choice and No Exit for the UK -- Robert Skidelsky, Project Syndicate

How Will the Growing U.S.-European Split Affect NATO? -- Ted Galen Carpenter, National Interest

Huawei and Germany: 5G relationship status is complicated -- Arthur Sullivan, DW

Why an unbuilt Moscow Trump tower caught Mueller's attention -- Jan Wolfe, Reuters

How to help Venezuelans oust Maduro -- Roger Noriega, NYPost

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