- Beijing’s Communist party elite is leaving the chief executive of Hong Kong, CY Leung, to grapple with pro-democracy protests himself
- In Saudi Arabia, there is little soul-searching on how the kingdom’s ultraconservative religious ideology inspires Isis and other jihadist groups
- How Nauru, a tiny island in the South Pacific, went from briefly being one of the richest countries in the world to one of the poorest (and fattest)
- A vast Qatari network of Islamist-leaning proxies has played a major role in destabilising nearly every trouble spot in the Middle East and supporting the rise of jihadi factions
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