Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials — June 29, 2020

LIBYAN MILITARY commander Khalifa Haftar (left) walks with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi at the Presidential Palace in Cairo in April 2019. (photo credit: REUTERS)

Judah Waxelbaum, Jerusalem Post: Egypt is prepared to go to war in Libya

Egypt is hellbent on ensuring any remnants of the Arab Spring come nowhere near their borders.

After a fourteen-month campaign on Tripoli, forces loyal to the Libyan National Army are in retreat. To those who support the UN-recognized government in Tripoli, this should serve as great news. Since 2012, a power vacuum has consumed Libya following the fall of longtime Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi.

Both sides of the civil war view themselves as the true leaders of Libya. The Government of National Accord is the product of a 2015 UN-brokered agreement, known as the Libyan Political Agreement. This agreement was deemed unacceptable by neighboring Egypt, which originates from their political history with those who make up the GNA.

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Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials — June 29, 2020

What’s going on between Russia, US and Afghanistan? — Jonathan Marcus, BBC

All you need to know about Iran’s arrest warrant for Trump — Al Jazeera

Japan’s False Hopes of Courting Russia — Anna Borshchevskaya, Japan Times

India-Japan naval exercises: a message for China? — Kunal Purohit, SCMP

China is so fixed on the US, it may lose India — Zhiqun Zhu, Al Jazeera

Modi vs Xi: Battle of Nationalist Strongmen — Kevin Brown, The American Conservative

Does Russia-India-China Trilateral Still Matter? — Aleksei Zakharov, The Diplomat

What is behind the dispute over Africa’s largest dam project? — Al Jazeera

COVID-19 and the Global Safety Net — Stephanie Segal & Dylan Gerstel, CSIS

Prioritizing the Pentagon in a Pandemic — Mandy Smithberger, TomDispatch

A Facebook ad boycott has cost Mark Zuckerberg $72 billion. But will it make any difference? — Emily Sakzewski, DW

Could a boycott kill Facebook? — James Clayton, BBC

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