Interesting Articles of the Week – 1/18/14

Internship application season is ongoing, so I’m quite busy.

Here are this week’s interesting readings:

  1. State-owned assets: Setting out the store (The Economist)
  2. How the NSA Almost Killed the Internet (Wired)
  3. Indefensible Kissinger (Politico Magazine)
  4. Banished for Questioning the Gospel of Guns (New York Times)
  5. The Danger of Telling Poor Kids that College is the Key to Social Mobility (The Atlantic)
  6. Hydropower Struggle: Dams Threaten Europe’s Last Wild Rivers (Der Spiegel)
  7. Darkness in August (Vanity Fair)
  8. What I learned from six months of GMO research: None of it matters (Grist)
  9. The Bitcoin Mining-Arms Race Heats Up (Bloomberg Businessweek) see also Bitcoin Stares Down Impending Apocalypse (Again) (Wired)
  10. Inside Monopoly’s secret war against the Third Reich (EuroGamer)

Interesting Articles of the Week – 1/11/14

Apologies for the late list. I’m back in school and things are moving quickly. Internship application deadlines are coming in fast and time is short.

In any case, here are this week’s readings:

  1. Hazards of Revolution (London Review of Books)
  2. How Zionist Extremism Became British Spies’ Biggest Enemy (Foreign Policy)
  3. Still Time to Attack Iran (Foreign Affairs)
  4. The Other Immigrants (Wilson Quarterly)
  5. Where Life Has Meaning: Poor, Religious Countries (The Atlantic)
  6. Beware of Gangsters filling Tax Returns (Bloomberg Businessweek)
  7. Why business schools charge so much and pay their teachers so little (Quartz)
  8. Nanoparticle that Mimics Red Blood Cell Shows Promise as Vaccine for Bacterial Infections (MIT Technology Review)
  9. Why I bought a house in Detroit for $500 (BuzzFeed)
  10. How the Village Voice and other alt-weeklies lost their voice in 2013 (Al Jazeera America)

Interesting Articles of the Week – 1/4/14


Happy New Year! 2014 will probably be a momentous election year. We have a lot to look forward to.

This week’s interesting articles:

  1. Europe’s Populist Insurgents: Turning Right (The Economist)
  2. Camille Paglia: A Feminist Defense of Masculine Virtues (Wall Street Journal)
  3. Poland: From Tragedy to Triumph (Foreign Affairs)
  4. The Waste and Corruption of Vladimir Putin’s 2014 Winter Olympics (Bloomberg Businessweek)
  5. Shale gas and the revival of American power: debunking decline? (International Affairs)
  6. A Mission Gone Wrong (New Yorker)
  7. 2014, a make-or-break year for legal pot (CNN)
  8. Academics Who Defend Wall St. Reap Reward (New York Times)
  9. Jesse Willms, Dark Lord of the Internet (The Atlantic)
  10. The Black Car Company that People Love to Hate (Next City)

Interesting Articles of the Week – 12/28/13


I hope you all enjoyed a Merry Christmas and have a happy New Year. Not much else to say, as most are currently on vacation.

This week’s articles:

  1. It’s Showtime (The Economist)
  2. Preventive Priorities Survey: 2014 (Council on Foreign Relations)
  3. Breakout: Inside China’s Military Buildup (Reuters)
  4. The Rise and Fall of the Failed-State Paradigm (Foreign Affairs)
  5. Dealing With the New Normal in US-Russian Relations (Carnegie Endowment for International Peace)
  6. Israel’s Water Challenge (Stratfor)
  7. The Late, Great American WASP (Wall Street Journal)
  8. Conservative groups spend up to $1bn a year to fight action on climate change (The Guardian)
  9. If You Want to Change, Don’t Read This (Harvard Business Review)
  10. The Wage Warrior (Los Angeles Magazine)

Interesting Articles of the Week – 12/21/13


It has been a fascinating week. Apart from finishing exams, I was able to fly out to Spain and witness the final deal concerning Pemex’s acquisition of the Spanish shipyard Hijos de J. Barreras. My father, who practically led this, has been very upbeat about the entire thing. Granted, he’s also enjoying the interviews.

In any case, I wish everyone a wonderful Christmas. Let’s hope that Santa Claus isn’t stopped by the US Congress.

Here are this week’s interesting articles.

  1. The Leading Global Thinkers of 2013 (Foreign Policy)
  2. The Rhyme of History (Brookings Institution)
  3. China’s Maritime Disputes (Council on Foreign Relations)
  4. America’s Social Democratic Future (Foreign Affairs)
  5. The Decline of Wikipedia (MIT Technology Review)
  6. The corporation invasion (Le Monde Diplomatique)
  7. Waiting for the 8th (Washington Post)
  8. Expensive cities are killing creativity (Al Jazeera)
  9. Tyler Hadley’s Killer Party (Rolling Stones)
  10. The Welfare Queen (Slate)

Interesting Articles of the Week – 12/14/13


Finals week in college is a suffocating affair. Thankfully, I’ve finished most of them, though I must still write a long essay on how Russia views Ukraine strategically (which is rather relevant to ongoing events).

Here are this week’s interesting articles.

  1. Ukraine’s Protests: Not yet a Revolution (Reuters – The Great Debate)
  2. The Other Euro Crisis (Foreign Affairs)
  3. Mexico’s Global Gusher (Foreign Policy) see also Mexico’s Historic Energy Reform (Council on Foreign Relations – Latin America’s Moment)
  4. Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula And Security (Council on Foreign Relations)
  5. ALEC’s Influence over Lawmaking in State Legislatures (Brookings)
  6. Google Adds to Its Menagerie of Robots (New York Times)
  7. China’s ‘Jade Rabbit’ rolls to the moon surface (China Daily)
  8. Prison Break (Sportsnet)
  9. The Lobotomy Files (Wall Street Journal)
  10. The Challenge of Being Poor at America’s Richest Colleges (Forbes)

Interesting Articles of the Week – 12/7/13


On December 5th, 2013, the world lost a luminary. Nelson Mandela has died. I will leave others to write tributes about him; I fear I am not eloquent enough.

This week’s articles are below.

  1. Battle for Ukraine (The Economist)
  2. Gulf Reconciliation Council (Foreign Affairs)
  3. Israel’s Kill List (Foreign Policy)
  4. China’s Air Defense Identification Zone: Impact on Regional Security (Center for Strategic & International Studies)
  5. A Dozen Facts about America’s Struggling Lower-Middle-Class (Brookings Institution)
  6. The hidden crisis in urban slums (reliefweb)
  7. Metals in your smartphone have no substitutes (The Conversation)
  8. The Death Dealer (The Verge)
  9. Investment management: The Rise of BlackRock (The Economist)
  10. Do Cats Control my Mind? (The Atlantic)