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.
America should not try to keep its shale gas to itself – Bill Richardson
Russia uses energy as a tool of its foreign policy. America should too.
The year of leading from behind – The Economist
What happens when Mexico’s reforms “begin to hurt the powerful interests they are aimed at?”
What would JFK have done about Iran? – Graham Allison
Lessons from the Cuban missile crisis offer a way forward with Iran.
Russia’s 21st century malaise in five grim charts – Brian Bremner
Five very good reasons that Russia is headed in the wrong direction.
European Square: Hashtag of Ukraine protest – BBC Trending
Is Ukraine turning its back on Europe? These protesters have found a new way to say no.