Bangladesh must face the truth about the Rohingya exodus, Time for new thinking on North Korea, If the US and Russia settle, it will help the world, A fresh nuclear arms race?, How Kenya’s Supreme Court election recall became a reality

The Daily Star / Dhaka, Bangladesh

BANGLADESH MUST FACE THE TRUTH ABOUT THE ROHINGYA EXODUS

“What we have today in the Rakhine State of Myanmar [Burma] is a regime of ethnic cleansing,” writes retired Brig. Gen. Shahedul Anam Khan. “This latest round of pogrom of the Rohingyas is the result of the international community’s abject lack of action…. [Does Bangladesh] have a Rohingya or indeed a Myanmar policy?… We have resolutely refused to accept officially the persecuted Rohingyas as refugees and have tried to prevent their entry … [or] pushed them back, into the fire…. Turning them back [is] … dangerous…. The younger ones … would be provoked to join the ranks of the extremists…. Its consequences on the region and certainly on Bangladesh, if allowed to simmer is imponderable.”

South China Morning Post / Hong Kong

TIME FOR NEW THINKING ON NORTH KOREA

“North Korea’s sixth, and most powerful, nuclear test lays to rest doubts about the nation’s weapons capabilities…,” states an editorial. “[T]he world’s efforts to stop Pyongyang’s proliferation have failed and … different thinking is needed…. [A]lthough the latest test should be viewed as a game-changer,… US President Donald Trump continued to hint that a military response was on the cards and talks were not an answer…. China, which has signed on to UN sanctions, has limits; to do more would risk regime collapse in the North, bringing unbearable humanitarian, security and strategic consequences for the Chinese…. The most practical approach for the US is a peace treaty, with a strictly monitored nuclear freeze….”

The Jordan Times / Amman, Jordan

IF THE US AND RUSSIA SETTLE, IT WILL HELP THE WORLD

“The expulsion of hundreds of US diplomats by Russia has all the marks of the Cold War era, but is it?…” asks an editorial. “[T]he differences between the US and Russia are actually multiplying, including over Crimea, Ukraine, Syria, Libya, NATO encroachments along Russia’s western border, Iraq and even the extent of control over the North Pole…. Still, after all the bromance between the leaders of the two countries, it is difficult to judge whether all that is going on between them is for show or for real…. It is hoped that when things get settled in Washington, normal bilateral relations … are restored on [an] institutional basis. That should help the international order, in disarray now in several parts of the world….”

The News / Mexico City

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