Robin Wright examines in the Atlantic some of the causes of global Muslim protests, while The National looks at who is behind the protests. On Sunday, the protests did not quiet down, instead they have now spread into Afghanistan.
In pushing an endless round of bond buying, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke is moving the Fed to the brink of what it understands. The New Yorker’s John Cassidy, however, believes Bernanke’s actions merit a salute not criticism.
China and Japan Island Dispute
Department of Defense Secretary Leon Panetta issued a call to China and Japan for calm as tensions increase between the two nations. If the dispute over lands in the South China Seas produces a trade war, the consequences could be damaging to economies beyond Japan and China.
Africa Development Issues
In Africa, children may be attending school but are they really learning?