Political risk must-reads
EurasiaÂ Groupâ€™s weekly selection of essential reading for the political risk junkie â€“ presented in no particular order. As always, feel free to give us your feedback or selections by tweeting at us viaÂ @EurasiaGroupÂ orÂ @ianbremmer.
â€śLebanon squanders its finest human assetsâ€ť â€“Â David Gardner,Â Financial Times
Lebanon is losing talentâ€¦and electricity. Last year, the country got an average of 11.4 hours of electricity a day.
â€śRemote Control: Our Drone Delusionâ€ť â€“Â Steve Coll,Â The New Yorker
Bush oversaw forty-eight drone strikes in Pakistan while in office. Since 2009, Obama has authorized more than three hundred.
â€śChinaâ€™s Drone Program Appears to Be Moving Into Overdriveâ€ť â€“Â Christopher Bodeen,Â Huffington Post
â€śIf the U.S. can do it, so can we.â€ť China may trail the U.S. in drone technology, but itâ€™s narrowing the gap.
â€śThe End of the Gandhisâ€ť â€“Â James Traub,Â Foreign Policy
The Gandhis are the paradox of Indian politics: they are both the deliverers of democracy, and the nepotistic exception to the rule.
â€śDisruptions: Brain Computer Interfaces Inch Closer to Mainstreamâ€ť â€“Â Nick Bilton,Â New York Times
Soon we might interact with smartphones with our mindsâ€”because fingers are just too clumsy.
â€ś14 Hairless Cats That Look Like Vladimir Putinâ€ť â€“Â Elizabeth F. Ralph,Â Foreign Policy
The headline says it all. Enjoy.