Archive for the ‘Foreign Affairs’ Category

Wednesday’s Read Up!

In Economy, Foreign Affairs, Politics on September 5, 2012 at 11:38 AM
Back at it..
  • Marketwatch: Gold Standard or not?
  • LA Times: GOP abusing deficit issue
  • Sober Look: Parallels between current Middle East disputes and events leading up to first World War

Monday’s Read Up!

In Economy, Foreign Affairs, Politics on August 20, 2012 at 1:26 PM
Here’s to a great week ahead..

Friday’s Read Up!

In Economy, Foreign Affairs, Science on August 17, 2012 at 12:22 PM
“A pessimist finds the difficulty in every opportunity, while an¬†optimist finds the opportunity in every difficulty.” – Winston Churchill – Marinade on that, though..


  • Berkeley Haas: Studying the brain’s reactions to marketing
  • Forbes: China remains top foreign investment destination
  • New York Times: Huge hospital chain has seen great success

Wednesday’s Read Up!

In Economy, Foreign Affairs, Politics on August 15, 2012 at 1:15 PM
Enlighten yourself..

  • Der Spiegel: Preparing for the Euro collapse
  • Bloomberg: Interesting look at Romney-Ryan fiscal policy
  • BBC: Would Israel really attack Iran’s nuclear sites?

Tuesday’s Read Up!

In Foreign Affairs, Politics on August 14, 2012 at 1:14 PM
Knowledge is power..

  • Open Secrets: Great, highly-cited site researching the money behind US Politics
  • CBS News: Romney-Ryan’s lack of Foreign Policy experience important? I say absolutely
  • Christian Science Monitor: Syrian ex-Prime Minister denounces sustainability of Assad’s regime

Iran calls for and hosts unilateral discussions on Syria

In Foreign Affairs, Politics on August 9, 2012 at 11:17 AM
Syria’s lone regional ally, Iran, calls for resolution discussions; only pro-Assad nations attend. With world powers on opposing sides of the issue, the proverbial shit should hit the fan before 2013..

  • Washington Post: Written by Iran foreign minister Salehi, calls for discussions between Syrian government and opposition
  • Reuters: Analysis of Salehi’s call for action; Iran “running out of ideas”
  • China Daily: Impact of such discussions could be limited with absence of major players

China Scolds US for Stance on South China Sea

In Foreign Affairs on August 6, 2012 at 3:30 PM
China emphatically refutes the US State Department’s call for territorial tension reduction; are we overstepping our boundaries on all this peace and democracy enforcement???


Blackout in India: Domestic Cause and Global Effects

In Economy, Foreign Affairs on August 3, 2012 at 9:35 AM
In India, 600 billion people (nearly 1 of every ten in the world) were left without power this week; global powers reassess their utilities sector..


Escalation of Syrian Conflict Too Much for Annan

In Foreign Affairs on August 2, 2012 at 3:26 PM
The Russian/Chinese veto of the UN resolution to support Syrian rebels left the former Secretary-General with little means to fulfill his duties..


Euro Crisis: Added Pressure and Alternative Solutions

In Economy, Foreign Affairs on August 1, 2012 at 10:52 AM
The US increases tension amid global economic fears.. 

  • Reuters: Geithner stirring the pot before decisive ECB meeting
  • The Telegraph: Suggestions for solutions from the UK
  • New York Times: Unique answers from three prolific international economic thought leaders