- With President Obama’s State of the Union address just a day away, Edward Luce considers what he might want to say.
- The New York Times reports that he will use the speech to reinvigorate one of his signature national security objectives — drastically reducing nuclear arsenals.
- Amazon is creating thousands of jobs in the UK but working there has been a culture shock for many in former mining town of Rugeley. “The feedback we’re getting is it’s like being in a slave camp,” said Brian Garner, the dapper chairman of the Lea Hall Miners Welfare Centre and Social Club.
- Roula Khalaf looks at how inexperienced Islamist leaders in Egypt and Tunisia are struggling to manage economic grievances that have persisted – and even worsened – since the old regimes fell.
- Western forces are using state-of-the-art wiretapping technology in ancient desert hide-outs in their hunt for Mokhtar Belmokhtar.
- Ta-Nehisi Coates considers the ways in which the use of drones has been justified – “I think it’s highly debatable whether drones are in our best interests. In fact, I suspect we’re seeding future wars.”
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