Reading tips | Eurispes Observatory on International Issues – October 2021-2
Reading tips – October 2021 (2)
- Gideon Rachman. The moment of truth on Taiwan is getting closer (Financial Times): Would America go to war over Taiwan? That question has seemed fairly abstract for decades. Now it is increasingly urgent.
- Renaud Girard. Moyen-Orient: l’axe chiite ne va plus de soi (Le Figaro): Les populations chiites du Moyen-Orient ont toujours beaucoup d’amitié pour le peuple iranien. Mais elles en ont beaucoup moins pour le régime théocratique qui prétend le représenter.
- Julian E. Barnes. I.A. Chief is reorganizing agency to focus on challenges from China (The New York Times): The agency will create two new mission centers, one focused on China, the other focused on emerging technology, climate change and global health.
- Parag Khanna. Migration will soon be the biggest climate challenge we face (Financial Times): Climate change is nearing the point of no return. As the most recent report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change makes clear, even if carbon emissions were to cease tomorrow, those accumulated in the atmosphere are enough to upset many of the planet’s ecosystems for decades to come.
- Roger Boyes. Eastern Med tensions are coming to the boil (The Times): There’s trouble brewing in the eastern Mediterranean. The Greek lyric poet CP Cavafy understood the region better than most, writing more than a century ago of “the secret roaring of coming events”.
- Gideon Rachman. Why Germany is the West’s sanest country (Financial Times): Thank God for Germany. That is not a sentiment that you heard much during the 20th century. As the second world war drew to a close, Henry Morgenthau, the US Treasury secretary, argued that the only answer to the German question was the destruction of the country’s industrial capacity.