- If you missed it over the weekend, take a read through the FT investigation into the death of Shane Todd, a young American electronics engineer who had feared his work was compromising US security.
- Edward Luce argues that Barack Obama is right to resist the Syria hawks: “The president’s lack of diplomatic creativity, rather than his sense of caution, is his real Achilles heel.”
- Rolling protests and growing disaffection threaten the ANC’s hegemony, but President Zuma insists the ruling party is not to blame for the country’s woes.
- Nicolas Sarkozy is toying with the idea of making a return. (FR)
- The New Yorker takes a look at how Gerard Depardieu came to part ways with France and become Russian.
- Ursula Lindsey portrays the breakdown of law and order in Cairo, where activists “dream of more revolution, of the same giant peaceful crowds and sudden, improbable change of two years ago. But all they seem ready to offer is ‘awareness-raising’; the poor are well aware of their predicament, and the Islamists will be distributing food and gas canisters.”
- Jadaliyya journalists explain how not to cover Syria.
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