What We Read Today 23 August 2014

August 23rd, 2014
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Econintersect: Every day our editors collect the most interesting things they find from around the internet and present a summary "reading list" which will include very brief summaries (and sometimes longer ones) of why each item has gotten our attention. Suggestions from readers for "reading list" items are gratefully reviewed, although sometimes space limits the number included.

  • Escalation of Tensions in Ukraine Drive Safe Haven Flight (Barbara Zigah, Daily Forex)  Geopolitics between Russia and Ukraine reared its head once again and pushed investors toward safe haven currencies like the Swiss Franc and the Japanese Yen, which both rose versus the common currency Euro.

Follow up:

  • Recent articles about Ferguson:

In Ferguson, young demonstrators are finding it’s not their grandparents’ protest (DeNeen L. Brown, The Washington Post)

Supreme Court case to shape Ferguson investigation (Eileen Sullivan, Associated Press, MSN News)

Ferguson fallout: A call for police ‘body cams’ (Associated Press, app.com)

  • Articles about wars elsewhere in the world:

Islamic State: British fighters make up a quarter of foreign jihadists (Jonathan Owen, The Independent)

How the Islamic State is turning the Middle East upside down (Adam Taylor, The Washington Post)

West poised to join forces with Assad in face of Islamic State (Patrick Cockburn, The Independent) Hat tip to Sig Silber.

A White Shining Lie Putin's 'humanitarian' convoy is simply a pretext for the war the Kremlin's been planning for months. (Michael Weiss, Foreign Policy)

U.S. says Russia must pull convoy from Ukraine or face more sanctions (Natalia Zinets and Dmitry Madorsky, Reuters)

Russia escalates tensions with aid convoy, reported firing of artillery inside Ukraine (Karoun Demirjian and Michael Birnbaum, The Washington Post)

Strangers in the Homeland Thousands of displaced eastern Ukrainians have headed to the western city of Lviv, where a spirit of generosity could give way to dangerous ethnic tensions. (Annabelle Chapman, Foreign Policy)

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