FM newswire for June 7, interesting articles about geopolitics

Today’s links to interesting news and analysis. If you find this useful, please pass it to a friend or colleague.

  1. A book no national leader needs (don’t tell a bird how to fly):  “Defending the indefensible: a how-to guide“, Stephen M. Walt, blog of Foreign Policy, 2 June 2010
  2. China’s next wave of growth begins:  “End looms for era of cheap Chinese labour“, Financial Times, 3 June 2010. Registration required.
  3. Shooting ourselves in the foot, while the world laughs at us:  “With Drilling Stopped, Losses Could Multiply“, New York Times, 4 June 2010 — Perhaps we’re too rich and pure to drill for oil.
  4. Mexico in context:  “Mexico drug war doesn’t stop Americans from moving south of the border“, Christian Science Monitor, 4 June 2010 — “‘As safe as Seattle,’ says a transplant to Mérida, Mexico, where there is no sign of the violent drug war waging in the north. Expatriates are fast buying and renovating colonial haciendas.”
  5. Sweetened poison: How Obama lost Muslim hearts and minds“, Fawaz A. Gerges, Foreign Policy, 4 June 2010
  6. Yes, we’re following Japan:  “Lost Decade, Here We Come“, Paul Kurgman, blog of the New York Times, 6 June 2010
  7. Beggar they neighbor policies for the 21st century:  “A Good Crisis, Wasted“, Tim Duy, Fed Watch, 6 June 2010
  8. A man’s got to do what a man’s got to do:  “Afghan president Karzai ousts 2 top pro-Western ministers“, McClatchy Newspapers, 6 June 2010
  9. In economics, as in politics and war, good deeds can have bad effects:  “The dreadful potential of frugality”, Edward Chancellor, Financial Times, 6 June 2010
  10. China becomes the new Silicon Valley“, China Daily, 7 June 2010
  11. Politics by other means:  “Iraq Election Unrest Continues With Killing of Another Candidate“, The Times, 7 June 2010 — “A candidate in the recent Iraqi election was executed in front of his family by a group of 20 men in police uniforms who raided his home.”
  12. Our wars are best measured in investigations started per month:  “Convoy Guards in Afghanistan Face an Investigation“, New York Times, 7 June 2010 — About the mercs long-rumored collusion with the Taliban.

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