Saturday, June 20, 2009

Snacks for Thought: June 20, 2009

'Snacks for thought' is a weekly round-up of thought-provoking articles, commentaries and opinions:
  1. Social media vs. the state: repercussions from the Iranian situation -
  2. Chinese government bailouts helping high-rollers bet their way out of recession? -
  3. Shanghai Cooperation Organization congratulates Iran's president on victory. For those who ever doubted this was a big geopolitical tug-of-war, read this article and ponder -
  4. Israel's Foreign Minister says "settlements are not an obstacle for peace." No, he's right, making such statements is the real obstacle to peace -
  5. Culinary integration and its 'nation-building' powers -,1518,631213,00.html
  6. Turkey's multidimensional foreign policy may be a strategic opportunity to expand the EU's influence in the Middle East -
  7. Theories of the Chinese Revolution -
  8. This photo captures Latvia's fiscal and economic problems quite well I think -

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