Jonathan Freedland, The Guardian: The U.K. exit poll no one expected

With projections showing the Conservatives only 10 seats short of a majority, Labour is in shock. Exit polls have been wrong before, but if this one holds, there’ll be inquests aplenty

It’s fair to say no one was expecting that. Not the political parties, not the punditocracy and – least of all – the pollsters. The exit poll that came on the stroke at 10pm will have caused ashen faces at Labour headquarters. At Lib Dem towers, the spirits would have crumpled in an instant. At Tory mission control, the joy would have been unconfined.

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- May 7, 2015

Shock UK Exit Poll: David Cameron on Course for Victory -- Nico Hines, Daily Beast

Last of Saddam Hussein’s lieutenants may have fallen in Iraq, but Baathists fight on -- Mohamad Bazzi, Reuters

What ISIS Really Wants -- Graeme Wood, The Atlantic

Obama Ignores Massive Labor Strike in Iran -- Michael Rubin, American Thinker

Add Yemen to the Growing List of Fragmented Mid-East States -- Jonathan Spyer, PJ Media

Libya crisis: ‘We are fighting against men who once fought with us’ -- Dominique Soguel, CSM

The sex-for-food scandal in Central African Republic -- Hisham Aidi, Al Jazeera

In Burundi, youth find their voice as president clings to power -- Abigail Higgins, CSM

Boko Haram’s Rescued Sex Slaves Tell Their Horror Stories -- Philip Obaji Jr., Daily Beast

Sanctions Aren't Stopping North Korean Nukes -- Bloomberg editorial

What’s happening in the South China Sea? -- Leszek Buszynski, The Strategist

China’s Growing Presence in Georgia -- Michael Cecire, The Diplomat

Russia and America: Stumbling to War -- Graham Allison & Dimitri K. Simes, National Interest

Germany Spies, U.S. Denies -- Noah Feldman, Bloomberg

The New Space Race -- Julie Johnsson, Bloomberg

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