Saturday Speed Reads
Let The Middle East Govern Itself
Neil Morisetti takes the position in an article in the New Statesman that NATO should focus on ways to become more energy independent, including letting the Middle East govern itself.
Too Much Attention Paid To Israeli-Palestinian Conflict?
Shlomo Ben-Ami, a former Israeli foreign minister, explains why the Israeli-Palestinian conflict attracts disproportionate global attention.
Iran’s Supreme Leader Open To Military Contact With US
The Christian Science Monitor reports that Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei is said to have approved military cooperation with the US.
Russian Sanctions Reverberate Through German Economy
In a classic example of the law of unintended consequences, Der Spiegel reports on the impact sanctions on Russia are having on German industries.
Are We Paying Too Much Attention To Ebola?
Abby Philip contends that the attention being paid to the ebola outbreak may be shifting focus from other health ailments, such as diarrhea, which kill more people every year.