Sunday News and Views

The Engish version of Syrian Television and Radio reported that President Bashar al-Assad performed prayers for the Muslim holiday of Eid on Sunday. The public appearance was his first since the July bombing that killed several high-ranking officials in Assad’s regime.

On Saturday the new UN envoy to Syria Lakhdar Brahimi angered many opposition members by stating that it was too soon to call for Assad to step down from power, a position which also drew praise from the Syrian regime.

Economic Development on the local level
The Brookings Institution examines the wisdom in metropolitan areas forcusing on exports at a time when global demand is on the decline.

Terroritorial Tensions in the Pacific Rim
Tensions in the Pacific moved up a notch when Japanese activists landed on islands that are at the center of a territorial dispute with China.

Among Africa’s middle class, consumer confidence is on the rise
For Africa’s middle class, there is no lack of confidence among consumers – a positive sign for the growing continent.

Et Cetera

Hudson Institute has issued a report on how China views the United States.

Just how do you measure whether a teacher is good or bad?

Does the US need to reset its Middle East policy?

In Britain, did the “Keynesian consensus” really die in the 1970s?



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