Early Bird Headlines 28 February 2015
Econintersect: Here are some of the headlines we found to help you start your day. For more headlines see our afternoon feature for GEI members, What We Read Today, which has many more headlines and a number of article discussions to keep you abreast of what we have found interesting.
- House Republicans Call One-Week Timeout On DHS Shutdown Drama (Huff Post) Possible partial government shutdown event postponed for one week.
- Giving Obama fits: The Elizabeth Warren way (CNBC) Sen. Warren is not happy with the president's trade deals.
- Retaking the Greek Test (Pieria) "For about five years now, Greece has been giving the euro area authorities a test in economics and politics. The test must be retaken [by the euro area] until the authorities produce the right answers."
- Is this the end of Iraq? (BBC News) Article from June 2014; Question still valid.
- How to Retake Mosul From the Islamic State (Foreign Policy) Can the Iraqi army win the battle and then hold the peace?
- In With the Old in the New Saudi Arabia (Foreign Policy) Are these new faces a breath of fresh air or reactionaries looking to take the country back in time?
- Iran Crisis Guide (Council on Foreign Relations) Historical review slide show.
- Russian Opposition Leader Boris Nemtsov Shot Dead In Moscow (Associated Press, The World Post) Russian opposition leader and Putin critic gunned down day before a planned protest against the government. He was working on a report documenting Russia's involvement in eastern Ukraine violence. Putin called the event an "assassination", a "contract hit" and "extremely provocative".
- Boris Nemtsov, Heart of Russia’s Opposition, Gunned Down in Moscow (The Daily Beast) In an assassination that has roiled Russia, a former deputy prime minister and the driving force of Russia’s opposition movement, Boris Nemtsov, was murdered steps away from the Kremlin. Nemtsov exposed Putin and paid with his life.
- What constitutes bold reforms? (Ajay Shah, Indian Express) Ajay Shah is a regular contributor to GEI. Ajay says refroms needed "will threaten discretionary power, laziness and corruption; they will be widely opposed."
- Empty Shelves and Coup Plots in Venezuela (Foreign Policy) President Nicolás Maduro faces a teetering economy and an angry population. So he's turned to a favorite target -- America.
- Mexico captures Knights Templar drug cartel leader (AFP, Yahoo! News)
- The Templo Mayor: A place for human sacrifices (BBC Culture)
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