- Ten years after the assassination of Lebanon’s former prime minister Rafiq Hariri sparked the Cedar Revolution that ended the Syrian occupation of the country, five developments stand out
- The market for corporate debt from emerging markets has seen explosive growth as investors sought higher yields. But amid slowing growth in China, Brazil and other countries, some see signs of distress
- Greece’s new finance minister Yanis Varoufakis is an expert in the economic field of game theory. Can he turn his theoretical insights into a winning negotiating strategy to cut Greece’s debt mountain?
- From cold war to hot war: Russia’s aggression in Ukraine is part of a broader, and more dangerous, confrontation with the west (The Economist)
- Shia militias backed by Iran, with an estimated 100,000 armed men, are eclipsing the depleted and demoralised Iraqi army to take the lead in the fight against the Islamic State (Washington Post)
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