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Friday’s Reading List

By Taylor Marvin

Turkish tiles, via Wikimedia.

Turkish tiles, via Wikimedia.

What I read this week:

Gary Owen has sobering, measured thoughts on the recent deaths of a young Foreign Service Officer and several others in Afghanistan.

The Chronicle of Higher Education profiles Erica Chenoweth and her work on terrorism and democracy.

When the CIA stopped torturing, and started killing.

Venezuela’s election heats up — unsurprisingly, Chávez’s legacy looms large.

An interesting take on the diplomatic implications of ballistic missile defense.

Mutual distrust between the US and China hampers Secretary Kerry’s first trip to the region.

In Brazil, the struggle to come to terms with the legacy of torture.

FEMEN and the suppression of native voices.

Robert Farley writes on the lessons of the Falklands War.

A study of Westerosi feudalism (ASoIaF/Game of Thrones spoilers).

Miles Davis – Some Day My Prince Will Come.

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