What We Read Today 26 August 2014

August 26th, 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.

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  • Recent articles about Ferguson:

In Ferguson, Court Fines And Fees Fuel Anger (Joseph Shapiro, NPR)

Ferguson does carry echoes of the 60s – but they’re coming from the right (Mark Walmsey, The Conversation)

  • Articles about wars elsewhere in the world:

The Middle East Crack-Up (Shlomo Avineri, Project Syndicate) A discussion of how multi-ethnic nation-states are giving way to sectarian regional geo-political units, of which the Islamic Caliphate pursued by ISIS is one pretender.

Arab Nations Strike in Libya, Surprising U.S. (David D. Kirkpatrick and Eric Schmidt, The New York Times) Hat tip to Rob Carter.

Gaza fighting rages on as hundreds of Israelis flee homes (CBS News)

Kurds make gains against Islamic State in northern Iraq (John Muir, BBC News) Video

Iraq crisis: Islamic State savagery exposes limits to Kurdish authority (Martin Chulov and Fazel Hawramy, The Guardian)

UN accuses Isil jihadists of 'ethnic cleansing' (Ruth Sherlock, The Telegraph)

Syria warns against U.S. strikes on Islamic State on its soil (Liz Sly, The Washington Post)

As Peace Talks Approach, Rebels Humiliate Prisoners in Ukraine (Andrew E. Kramer and Andrew Roth, The New York Times)

President Petro Poroshenko calls an early election on Oct. 26 (Kyiv Post)

Ukraine fights 'tank column from Russia' at border (Roland Oliphant, The Telegraph)


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