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Friday’s Reading List

By Taylor Marvin

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What I read this week:

Is Mexican President Peña Nieto’s drug war strictly catch and release? And is this any worse than the alternative?

Last weekend, before President Obama’s Tuesday call for a delay on striking Syria, the LA Times reported that the planned airstrikes had grown into a three-day campaign that would see many cruise missiles fired at regime targets.

Artur Mas, president of Catalonia, has an op-ed in the NYT in support of a referendum on independence for the Spanish autonomous community. In honor of Catalan national day, on September 11 Catalonians in favor of independence formed a 250 mile, 1.6 million person-strong human chain. Along with Scotland’s 2014-scheduled independence vote, the Catalan independence movement could have enormous consequences for other restive regions in the EU.

Cuba’s Soviet-funded, and unfinished, nuclear power plant.

Early-week linkage at PVGlance.

Stateless – Assassinations.

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