Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials — June 12, 2019

Bill Birtles, ABC News Online: Hong Kong’s reckoning: In a swift and forceful crackdown, protesters face Beijing’s stiff resolve

The methods were familiar but the speed and determination of police is what shocked protesters in Hong Kong the most.

Street by street, block by block, heavily armed riot police fired tear gas, used capsicum spray, fired rubber bullets and used batons to push demonstrators back.

Less than 24 hours after protesters — led by student and Christian groups — surrounded Hong Kong’s legislative building, police were making it clear they would not tolerate another Occupy-style protest.


Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials — June 12, 2019

As Hong Kong stands up to China, US should do the right thing — this time — Joseph Bosco, The Hill

Hong Kong’s identity as a city of rights and freedom is under threat – so we protest — Antony Dapiran, The Guardian

Hong Kong wants democracy — Alexander Görlach, DW

The long road: Hong Kong’s democratic struggles since 1997 — Yanan Wang, AP

Iran-US negotiations have already started — just not face-to-face — Henry Rome, The Hill

Five years on, still no justice for Iraq’s Camp Speicher victims — Taif Alkhudary, Al Jazeera

Here are big hurdles Trump faces trying to get North Korea to abandon its nukes — Daniel Hoffman, FOX News

20 years of democracy: Has Nigeria changed for the better? — Hamza Mohamed, Al Jazeera

How to truly decolonise the study of Africa — Robtel Neajai Pailey, Al Jazeera

Moldovan crisis a test case for Russia-US cooperation — DW

20 years since NATO-wrought freedom, Kosovo remains in limbo — Sylejman KllokkI and Llazar Semini, AP

Putin’s Russia ‘is not an empire’ despite Crimea annexation — Efim Schuhmann, DW

Should the Russians Hug the Chinese? — Nina L. Khrushcheva, Project Syndicate

AP Explains: Catalan trial that gripped Spain draws to close — Aritz Parra, AP

The in-tray of horrors that Theresa May has left for her successor — Isabel Hardman, The Spectator

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