Eurasia Group’s weekly selection of essential reading for the political-risk junkie — presented in no particular order, and shared from ForeignPolicy.com. As always, feel free to give us your feedback or selections by tweeting at us via @EurasiaGroup or @ianbremmer.
“A Free Miracle Food!” – Nicholas D. Kristof, New York Times
Suboptimal breast-feeding practices claim 804,000 children’s lives a year—more than malaria (based on the World Health Organization’s estimates). This seems like low-hanging fruit for improving the global child mortality rate.
“France’s triumphant ‘Joan of Arc’ vows to bring back franc and destroy euro” – Ambrose Evans-Pritchard, The Telegraph
“The euro ceases to exist the moment that France leaves, and that is our incredible strength. What are they going to do, send in tanks?” These are the words of Marie Le Pen. But French voters are warming up to her Front National party—in the most recent national polls, it’s running even with the two traditional parties.
“Will These Youth Protests Spread to Asia’s Corrupted Democracies?” – Robert E. Kelly, The Diplomat