What we are reading!
A sneak peek into some interesting news, commentary and interviews from all over the world
(8th January, 2013)
A Conversation With: Psychologist Rajat Mitra
The New York Times interviews Dr Rajat Mitra who has closely studied sexual offenders lodged in the Tihar Jail
Read more: http://india.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/01/03/psychologist-who-works-with-sexual-offenders-in-india-explains-motives/
Ansar al-Sharia: Al-Qaeda's Response to the Arab Spring
Ansar al-Sharia is the post-Arab Spring face of militant Islamism and has adapted to the times in a unique way
Read more: http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/politics/2013/01/history-ansar-al-sharia-arab-spring.html#ixzz2HNiGzOMT
Hagel’s Views on Israel Aren’t the Only Issue
What has Obama got against appointing a Democrat as the Secretary of Defense?
Read more: http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/johncassidy/2013/01/hagels-views-on-israel-arent-the-problem.html#ixzz2HNpMA7gR
Meet John Brennan, Obama's Drone Czar and Nominee for CIA Director
He has been the most vociferous defender of the much criticized targeted killings by the US.
Read More: http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2013/01/meet-john-brennan-obamas-drone-czar-and-nominee-for-cia-director/266884/
What has Obama’s new team in store for the world politics. Is it end of American adventurism?
Read more: http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2013/01/07/the_disengagers
The New Monopolies
Have the US internet giants become too powerful?
Read more: http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2013/01/07/the_new_monopolies?
Kuwait sentences second man to jail for insulting emir - lawyer
A man has been sentenced to two years in prison for criticising the country’s ruler on twitter
Read more: http://in.reuters.com/article/2013/01/07/kuwait-court-activist-idINDEE90609K20130107
The main problem for a manned Mars mission? Sleep deprivation
Getting sleep will be the biggest challenge to any future astronauts on a mission to Mars, says a study
Read more: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/the-main-problem-for-a-manned-mars-mission-sleep-deprivation-8441832.html