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That Square In Beijing

It was a massacre. Most of the carnage occurred not in the Square or right around it, but in the western-approaching streets that led to the Square. I viewed the videotapes of bloody bodies that came in with camera crews, and I made phone calls to local hospitals and to the Chinese Red Cross. We kept a running tally of the number of dead, which had reached 2,600 before everyone was ordered to stop talking to us.

Read Here – The Atlantic

Dictator Made In United States

A confident-looking Abdel Fattah el-Sisi strides across the tarmac at Almaza Air Base, dressed in a blue blazer and his trademark sunglasses. He is not yet Egypt’s head of state, but certainly looks like one

Read Here – Politico


The Rise Of The Middle Classes

For months now, protestors have gathered in the capitals of many developing nations—Turkey, Ukraine, Thailand, Venezuela, Malaysia, and Cambodia, among others—in demonstrations united by some key features.

Read Here – Businessweek

A New Great Game?

Ukraine has become a battleground for western influence and Vladimir Putin’s dream of an expanded Russian sphere of influence

Read Here – DNA

Lessons From Arab Spring

The CCP has a history of monitoring political unrest around the world closely. The Arab Spring is no different.

Read Here – The Diplomat

China’s Wild West

While the international media has extensively analyzed the demonstrations and street clashes in Turkey, Brazil and Egypt over the last several weeks, there has been very little coverage of the street violence happening in China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (aka East Turkistan).

Read Here – The Diplomat

China’s Experimentation Of Its Tibet Policy

Reports that Beijing is “experimenting” with its Tibet policy have surfaced recently, with suggestions that it was lifting – unofficially at least – a decades-old ban on the Dalai Lama’s image in certain ethnic Tibetan regions.

Read Here – The Diplomat

Egypt’s Soft Coup Fraught With Risks

It does not resolve the fierce social and political struggles that have unfolded in Egypt in the two years since the removal of Hosni Mubarak. Instead, this latest turn is likely to further polarise Egyptians, already bitterly divided over the identity of the state and the role of the sacred in the political. And it undermines respect for both, the peaceful transfer of power and for institutional procedures and rules.

Read Here – Gulf News

Let’s Not Celebrate The Egyptian Coup

Nobody should celebrate a military coup against Egypt’s first freely elected president, no matter how badly he failed or how badly they hate the Muslim Brotherhood. Turfing out Morsy will not come close to addressing the underlying failures that have plagued Egypt’s catastrophic transition over the last two and a half years.

Read Here – Foreign Policy

Egypt’s Morsi And His Blunders

Mohammed Morsi, a member the Muslim Brotherhood’s political wing, the Freedom and Justice Party, was sworn in as Egypt’s president on June 30, 2012. One year later, an unprecedented number of Egyptians have taken to the streets across the country to demand the resignation of the first democratically elected president Egypt has ever known. Morsi’s presidency has been beset by stumbles, mass protests, and missed opportunities.

Read Here – Businessweek

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