Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- January 16, 2018

Andrew Salmon, Asia Times: Protecting Pyeongchang: safe Games a national priority

From 'Poliphones' to SWAT teams, and from ski- to horse-borne officers, Seoul is pulling out all the stops to ensure a safe 2018 Winter Olympics next month

South Korean policepersons had better not plan on getting much rest during the upcoming Winter Olympics: The country will deploy 10,000 police officers, backed up with the highest technology, to protect the Games, the Korean National Police (KNP) announced on Tuesday.

Special measures are being emplaced to prevent all forms of terrorism, to handle traffic and to manage the highly anticipated visit of a large North Korean delegation, the senior police official overseeing the Winter Olympics, which take place from February 9-25, explained in a briefing to foreign reporters in Seoul.

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Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- January 16, 2018

North Korean nuclear crisis will resume after Olympics -- David Ignatius, Chicago Tribune/Washington Post

Steady American leadership is key to success with China and Korea -- Former Sen. Max Baucus, The Hill

Ready for the Winter Olympics? How about war? -- Nikkei Asian Review

What it's like in Pyeongchang, South Korea — the host city of the 2018 Olympics -- Melia Robinson, Business Insider

The Wrong Way to Pressure China -- Michael Schuman, Bloomberg

Minorities packing their bags as religious freedom plunges in Pakistan -- Kunwar Khuldune Shahid, Bloomberg

Duterte reaches for unlimited, unending power -- Jason Castaneda, Asia Times

Palestinian President Shows the World Who He Really Is -- Eli Lake, Bloomberg

Turkey-US relations 'entering a risky period' -- Deger Akal, DW

US Plans For Border Security Force in Syria May Spawn Separatist Movement -- Sputnik

Syria 2018: 5 key factors to watch -- Aron Lund, IRIN

Turkey and Qatar: Behind the strategic alliance -- Al Jazeera

ANALYSIS: Why ISIS continues to be a dangerous force in Libya -- Giorgio Cafiero, Al Arabiya

Ethiopia Is Falling Apart -- Mohammed Ademo & Jeffrey Smith, Foreign Policy

Europe's Biggest Test Will Come in Poland -- Gideon Rachman, Financial Times

The Limits to Russia and China's Support of Venezuela -- Benjamin Gedan & Michael McCarthy, RCW

Trust War: Dangerous Trends in Cyber Conflict -- Neal A. Pollard, Adam Segal, and Matthew G. Devost, War On The Rocks

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