Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials — December 18, 2018

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Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials — December 18, 2018
French riot police apprehend a man in a street near Saint Lazare train station during a national day of protest. (Reuters: Piroschka van de Wouw)

DW: France, Hungary, Serbia: Is half of Europe protesting?

People have taken to the streets to protest against a labor law in Hungary, against high tuition in Albania and against state violence in Serbia. Germany, meanwhile, has seen its first “yellow vest” style demonstration.

Looking at the photos, one could mistake the sea of lights in Budapest for a festive holiday event. The people who gathered in Hungary’s capital Sunday night weren’t holding candles, however, but smartphones. And their message is political, not religious.

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Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials — December 18, 2018

The reason France has more protests than Germany or Britain — Anne Bagamery, ABC News Online

Hungary protests spark opposition coalition – but will it last? — Gergely Szakacs and Krisztina Than, Reuters

People are protesting in authoritarian Hungary: Here’s what to expect — Erin Dunne, Washington Examiner

The torture of Theresa May — John Lloyd, Reuters

The Continuing Agony of Brexit — Robert Skidelsky, Project Syndicate

In 2019, Mideast economic troubles loom as wars wind down — Karin Laub, AP

Will Yemen’s first truce in years hold? — Al Jazeera

Truce brings hope for Yemen, but peace could prove elusive — Ahmed Al-Haj and Samy Magdy, AP

Yemen peace efforts miss a critical factor — Jamille Bigio and Rachel Vogelstein, Reuters

Back in Control, Syria’s Regime Tries to Build Its Legitimacy — Zaki Mehchy, Chatham House

China’s Crisis of Overconfidence — David Bandurski, The Diplomat

Analyst: North Korea wants to rein in bribery — Elizabeth Shim, UPI

Afghanistan: Peace without women’s rights? — Nasim Saber, DW

Inside Tajikistan: The front line of the war on drugs — Charles Stratford, Al Jazeera

The Turkey-Venezuela mutual admiration society — Zia Weise, Politico

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Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials — December 18, 2018