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economist.com — We have written about the Islamic State, the brutal extremist group operating in Syria and Iraq, since its inception. Following American airstrikes in Iraq we argued that dealing with the group means quashing it in Syria too. Military might alone, we said, does not suffice: societies and politics must change too.
Sep 02, 2014

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Sep 01, 2014

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Sep 01, 2014

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Getting ready to fight back

economist.com — IN A military camp close to the Syrian Kurdish city of Derik a group of 26 young Iraqi men dressed in camouflage stood to attention as instructors and a sheikh...

Pakistan in turmoil

economist.com — BACK in the days before social media, mobile phones and private television, the surest way of signalling that you had seized political power was to take control of the state broadcaster. That is what the army did in October 1999, when it forced out an elected government led by Nawaz Sharif.
Sep 01, 2014

It's "hard to imagine that Mr Khan and Mr Qadri have any other intention than to strengthen the hand of the army." economist.com/blogs/banyan/2…

Sep 01, 2014

Pakistan goes nuts: blame the two demagogues, Khan and Qadri, but also the army (yet again) economist.com/blogs/banyan/2…

Censorship, Russia and America

economist.com — I GREW up in the 1980s rooting for the Washington Capitals, a hockey team that at the time was best described as hopeless. Over the past decade I have enjoyed the exploits of a much better version of that team, graced with a captain, centre forward Alex Ovechkin (pictured), who last year led the NHL in goals for the second year in a row.
Sep 01, 2014

Interesting contrast between this RT: "@SpectorsHockey: Censorship, Russia and America: Slap-shots and tolerance econ.st/1qt12S3

Aug 31, 2014

Censorship, Russia and America: Snap-shots and tolerance | The Economist econ.st/1pgNAN9