Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Commentaries, Opinions, And Editorials -- July 31, 2012

India's Power Outage: Why Coal Hasn't Been A Savior -- Rebecca Byerly, Christian Science Monitor

Some 600 million people lost power across India this week. The country relies on coal, which is neither helpful with peak power shortages, nor is regulated enough.

Gulam’s youthful brown eyes gaze at the coal mines just a few yards from the tiny thatched hut she shares with her family.

The scene before her, in the Jaintia Hills of northeast India, looks like something out of an apocalyptic movie: mountains of tar-black coal, polluted orange rivers, and seemingly bottomless holes plunge more than a 100 feet beneath the earth’s surface.

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Commentaries, Opinions, And Editorials

Inaction May Force Syrian Rebels to Deal with the Devil -- Evan Moore and Robert Zaeate, Weekly Standard

Violence in Iraq? It’s the politics, stupid! -- Joost Hiltermann, Special to CNN

Mission not accomplished yet in south Yemen -- Katherine Zimmerman, AEI

It Ain't Just a River in Egypt -- Shadi Hamid, Foreign Policy

Japan’s $1.45 Trillion Whale May Crush Yen Bulls -- William Pesek, Bloomberg

China's Leaders Head to the Beach -- Christopher K. Johnson, Foreign Affairs

Middle Class Fleeing Putin's Russia -- Yulia Latynina, The Moscow Times

Before Deadly Bulgaria Bombing, Tracks of a Resurgent Iran-Hezbollah Threat
-- Sebastian Rotella, Foreign Policy

Cuba's Economic Desperation -- Sean Goforth, National Interest

Report: Precious Little Religious Freedom
-- Ben Cohen, Commentary

A bill to stop security leaks puts a plug on democracy -- Washington Post editorial

Will Congress Avert Defense Cuts?
-- Alana Goodman, Commentary

Following Reagan’s Eye on National Security -- Jamie M. Fly, NRO

The ghosts of Munich and the birth of the modern Olympics -- Paul Hockenos, Toronto Star

UK's true Olympic challenge remains
-- Jeremy Warner, The Telegraph

Drunk and Broke in the U.K. -- Peter Popham, Daily Beast

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