- Eliot Higgins, an unemployed finance and admin worker, has been using his expertise in spreadsheets to break stories about Syria from his front room in the suburbs of Leicester, UK.
- Egyptian novelist Youssef Rakha wonders what kind of a country his daughter can look forward to growing up in: “In the time it takes you to form in your Mama’s tummy, ya habibti, we learn exactly how foolish we have been. After the protest, every sign points downward.”
- Stephen Fidler looks at how the “future of the eurozone has been put on the line for a few billion euros” and what the Cypriots actually did wrong.
- Nicolas Véron explains why some of the flaws in the proposed plan for Cyprus could have been avoided and why, whatever happens, this policy blunder will cost the EU dearly.
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