Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- March 7, 2019

Adil Najam, The Hill: Be worried, very worried, about what just happened in India and Pakistan

It has been a tense time for nuke-watchers in Asia. Just as the phantom hopes of a denuclearization agreement on the Korean Peninsula were being dashed in Vietnam, a very real escalation was taking place in South Asia between nuclear rivals — and neighbors — India and Pakistan.

After getting as close to a real nuclear conflagration as we probably have since the Cuban missile crisis, the good news is that tensions in South Asia now seem to be in de-escalation mode. This, of course, is a good thing. But this conflict most certainly will leave the world less safe than it was before. If the Doomsday Clock has not been reset yet, it should.

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Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- March 7, 2019

India and Pakistan on the Brink: A Nuclear Nightmare in Southeast Asia -- Geoff Wilson and Will Saetren, National Interest

What the India-Pakistan Crisis Taught China -- Sumit Ganguly and Rajan Menon, National Interest

Kim Jong Un’s Getting Ready to Test Missiles and Trump -- Ankit Panda, Daily Beast

Has China’s confidence disappeared? -- Doan Xuan Loc, Asia Times

The US-China Tech War Is Being Fought in Central Europe -- Philip Heijmans, Defense One/The Atlantic

Cold war chill settles over Antarctica -- Alan Boyd, Asia Times

Where is the money for Iraq reconstruction going? -- Natasha Ghoneim, Al Jazeera

The making of a nuclear MBS -- Hamid Dabashi, Al Jazeera

Brexit: If not 29 March, then when? -- Gavin Stamp Political reporter, BBC News

Did Germany ignore thousands of leads on possible war crimes? -- Lewis Sanders IV and Rob Mudge, DW

Michaël Chiolo attack leaves France facing new questions -- Hugh Schofield, BBC News

Explainer: Why Canada's Trudeau is under fire over SNC-Lavalin case -- Reuters

Why Justin Trudeau Is in Trouble -- The Economist

Justin Trudeau Tries to Save Face -- Alexander Panetta & Lauren Gardner, Politico

If Mark Cuban can run for president, who else? -- Tim Dahlberg, AP

Can Zuckerberg really make a privacy-friendly Facebook? -- Michael Liedtke, AP

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