Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials — April, 9, 2021

Nick Enoch and Mark Duell, Daily Mail: Her Majesty's biggest challenge: How the Queen must now go on without her 'rock' Philip beside her after one of the Royal Family's most testing years

* The Duke has supported the monarch through the ups and down of her life and reign for more than 73 years

* In 2002, the Queen lost both her mother and sister within weeks, with Philip, her 'rock', providing support

* Recently the Queen has had one of the most tumultuous periods of her reign as Family deals with Megxit

The loss of her beloved husband at the age of 99 will be one of the most traumatic experiences the Queen has ever had to face.

Together for more than 73 years, the Duke of Edinburgh has supported the monarch through the ups and down of her life and reign, including throughout the time they have spent together at Windsor Castle as part of 'HMS Bubble'.

His death comes during one of the Royal Family's most testing periods, with Buckingham Palace plunged into crisis following Harry and Meghan's explosive interview with Oprah Winfrey.

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Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials — April, 9, 2021

Philip's funeral is set to be 'next Saturday' after eight days of national mourning: Prince won't lie in state before ceremonial service at Windsor – as royals face dilemma over who to invite because of 30-person Covid rule — Daily Mail

Despite loss of husband, little sign Queen Elizabeth will abdicate — Michael Holden, Reuters

Is Russia about to launch a fresh offensive in eastern Ukraine? — Elena Barysheva and Alexander Savitsky, DW

Analysis: Russian military buildup raises stakes as fighting in Ukraine intensifies — Anton Zverev, Matthias Williams, Jonathan Landay, Reuters

Why Is the U.S. Still in Iraq After 18 Years? — Bonnie Kristian, 19FortyFive

Inside secret Syria talks aimed at freeing Marine vet Austin Tice and other US hostages — Ben Fox, Eric Tucker, and Matthew Lee, The Associated Press

Punishing Germany for Nord Stream 2 does nothing to stop Putin — Eugene Rumer, Defense News

In Myanmar, military matters are a lucrative family affair — Naomi Conrad, Julia Bayer, Pedro Noel, DW

Analysis: Raised fist, dangling handcuffs: a snapshot of Cuban dissent — Sarah Marsh, Reuters

Mozambique’s conflict and the question of foreign intervention — Joseph Stepansky, Al Jazeera

Melt up? More money poured into stocks in past 5 months than last 12 years — Thyagaraju Adinarayan and Sujata Rao, Reuters

The Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine bet that paid off — AFP

Covid-19: Why have deaths soared in Brazil? — Jake Horton, BBC

Covid-19 vaccination: Is India running out of doses? — Soutik Biswas, BBC

What COVID vaccines are used in different countries, including the UK, US, China and Israel — ABC News (Australia)

Why global tax talks are back on the agenda — Andrew Walker, BBC

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