Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- January 13, 2018

FILE PHOTO: US President Donald Trump in Beijing, China © Damir Sagolj / Reuters

Tobin Harshaw, Bloomberg: Trump's No Isolationist. Is That a Good Thing?

Remember when Donald Trump's unlikely presidential victory meant a return to Republican isolationism of the 1920s and '30s? Or worse? Well, a funny thing happened on our way to the Coolidge administration: The guy who pledged to put America First has been pretty active about doing so, and putting U.S. blood and treasure on the line, around the globe.

From the stepped-up fights against terrorists in the Middle East and Afghanistan to the brinksmanship with North Korea to the decision to send "defensive" weapons to Ukraine, the White House has belied the idea that the U.S. is best off turning its back on allies, enemies and the rest of the globe.

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Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- January 13, 2018

Want to Strike North Korea? It’s Not Going to Go the Way You Think -- Van Jackson, Politico

U.S. and allies must work more closely on North Korea: Japan expert -- Stephanie Nebehay, Reuters

US touts military build-up against Iran in Syria -- Bryant Harris, Al-Monitor

The Iran Deal Lives Another Day -- Krishnadev Calamur, The Atlantic

Killing the Iran Nuclear Agreement with a Thousand Cuts -- Paul R. Pillar, National Interest

Ensnared by conflict, Kashmir’s youth face grim future -- Nusrath Sidiq, Asia Times

Why Pakistan continues to provide safe haven for the Afghan Taliban -- Vanda Felbab-Brown, Channel News Asia

The Coming India-Russia Split -- The Diplomat

Russians asking for help after swarming drone attacks -- Stephen Bryen, Asia Times

Examination 1977: A look back at the exam that changed the face of China forever -- Christina Zhou, ABC News Online

Why Is Japan Populist-Free? -- Ian Buruma, Project Syndicate

Egypt-Sudan spat muddies prospects for deal on Nile Dam -- Foreign Policy

How Ukraine became a strain on U.S.-Russia relations -- PBS NewsHour

Trump-Trudeau love-in threatened as Canada attacks US over trade -- Ashifa Kassam, The Guardian

America's Most Pressing Threat? Climate Change -- James Stavridis, Bloomberg

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