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Oct. 15, 2019. "Critics wrongly believe the U.S. can have its cake and eat too when it comes to Turkey, the SDF and the greater Middle East. They overestimate U.S. capabilities in Syria. They fail to recognize an increasingly complex and volatile area emerging in northeastern Syria," writes CMED Research Fellow Eric Bordenkircher in LobeLog. "The question that remains unanswered is whether the Trump administration can be strategic and leverage the U.S. troop withdrawal with greater Turkish cooperation on Iran."
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July 8, 2019. “Protesters have vowed to dig in, bracing for a long battle,” writes UCLA Professor of Sociology Ching Kwan Lee in The Los Angeles Times. “June 2019 will go down in history as a turning point, because the actions of Hong Kong's people have opened up new territories in their hearts and minds, something Beijing has tried in vain to capture for 22 years.” Lee argues that the recent demonstrations mark an historic development in relations between Hong Kong and the government of mainland China
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July 5, 2019. "The territory needs to have a deep dialogue of reconciliation in order to move forward within One Country. Beijing needs to allow it because it needs to hear the concerns of Hong Kong people, including the desire for greater democracy and respect for personal freedoms."
Loh is chief development strategist at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, lecturer at the UCLA Anderson School of Management, former Hong Kong legislator and former Hong Kong undersecretary for the environment. She published another op-ed in the South China Morning Post on July 8.