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.
“Chinese Search for Infant Formula Goes Global” – Edward Wong, New York TImes
Are Chinese consumers ready to trust the safety standards of homemade products? Concerned parents in China are registering their doubts with their wallets as they go abroad to purchase baby formula.
“Cambodia’s election: feeling cheated” – The Economist
At 28 years and counting, Cambodian prime minister Hun Sen is the longest-serving elected leader in Southeast Asia. But was this week’s election laced with fraud? Even in defeat, the opposition did come away with significant gains in parliament—and accusations of poor conduct on its part as well: opposition party leader Sam Rainsy was accused of stoking popular anti-Vietnamese sentiment.
“The Turkey, PKK ‘peace process’ should scare Assad” – Cale Salih, Syria Deeply