Political risk must-reads

November 18, 2013

Eurasia Group’s weekly selection of essential reading for the political-risk junkie — presented in no particular order. As always, feel free to give us your feedback or selections by tweeting at us via @EurasiaGroup or @ianbremmer.

Saudi Arabia’s Shadow War” – David Kenner, Foreign Policy

Is Saudi Arabia enlisting Pakistan to train Syrian rebels?

A little local difficulty” – The Economist

In its attempt to keep unwanted stories out of the news, China has begun to create headlines of its own for cracking down on foreign journalism in the country.

India to beat US in number of Internet users: report” – Times of India

A recent report estimates that India will overtake the US to become the world’s second largest internet base within eight months.

Here’s my plan to improve our world – and how you can help” – Bill Gates, Wired

Bill Gates on maximizing returns for what he calls “catalytic philanthropy.”

80 people publicly executed across North Korea for films, Bibles” – Jessica Chasmar, The Washington Times

Could the first mass executions in the Kim Jong-un regime be a signpost for growing unrest?

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