Political risk must-reads
Eurasia 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 @
â€śSaudi Arabiaâ€™s Shadow Warâ€ť â€“ David Kenner,Â Foreign Policy
Is Saudi Arabia enlisting Pakistan to train Syrian rebels?
â€śA little local difficultyâ€ť â€“ 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.
â€śIndia to beat US in number of Internet users: reportâ€ť â€“ Times of India
A recent report estimates that India will overtake the US to become the worldâ€™s second largest internet base within eight months.
â€śHereâ€™s my plan to improve our world â€“ and how you can helpâ€ť â€“ Bill Gates,Â Wired
Bill Gates on maximizing returns for what he calls “catalytic philanthropy.”
â€ś80 people publicly executed across North Korea for films, Biblesâ€ť â€“ Jessica Chasmar,Â The Washington Times
Could the first mass executions in the Kim Jong-un regime be a signpost for growing unrest?