Monday, February 28, 2011

Commentaries, Opinions, And Editorials -- February 28, 2011

ANALYSIS-After The Crisis, A Worldwide Rise In Unrest? -- Reuters

In authoritarian states, protesters want more freedom

* Financial adjustments bring anger in Western economies

* Vicious cycle of inflation and unrest

LONDON, Feb 28 (Reuters) - With the Middle East in turmoil, other authoritarian states jumpy and post-crisis economic pain prompting protest in western Europe and elsewhere, some suspect a systemic rise in worldwide unrest might just be beginning.

Instability in the already volatile oil-producing Middle East could produce a feedback loop where unrest pushes up energy prices, fuelling inflation and deepening discontent both in the region and around the world.

In most countries, the so-called "misery index" -- an aggregation of unemployment and inflation long seen as a warning of protest and instability -- is pushing higher.

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Commentaries, Opinions, And Editorials

Oil Shock, 2011 -- Gordon Chang, Forbes

Cyberspace Wars
-- Joseph Nye Jr., New York Times

Arab revolutions, China and oil
-- Gwynne Dyer, Korea Times

Kim Will Never Give Up His Nukes -- Jack David & Melanie Kirkpatrick, Real Clear World

The 'Israel First' Myth -- James Taranto, Wall Street Journal

GI ingenuity is why we can fight and win -- James Jay Carafano, Washington Examiner

Iran’s Economy in the Shadow of Regional Upheaval
-- Suzanne Maloney, USIP

A false choice between Iran and the US for Arab states
-- Tony Karon, The National

Russia: The Never-Ending Civil War -- Alexei Bayer, Moscow Times

Rumsfeld’s Rebuttal -- Victor Davis Hanson, City Journal

Analysts Warn Conflict in Libya Could be Lengthy -- Voice of America
Libya's information walls come tumbling down -- Blake Hounshell, Foreign Policy
In 'Free Libya': Hey, Who, Exactly, Is in Charge Here? -- Andrew Lee Butters and Abigail Hauslohner, Time Magazine
Libya's revolution headquarters -- Al Jazeera
Libya After Gaddafi -- Dirk Vandewalle, Yahoo News/The Daily Beast
Keeping up with the Gaddafis -- Al Jazeera

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