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Friday’s Reading List

By Taylor Marvin

Konstantin Andreyevich Ukhtomsky, Interiors of the Winter Palace, 1866. Via Wikimedia.

Konstantin Andreyevich Ukhtomsky, Interiors of the Winter Palace, 1866. Via Wikimedia.

What I read this week:

The US government shutdown continues to dominate domestic news. Jonathan Bernstein pushes back against the commonly-argued idea that a parliamentary system would necessarily be superior.

Sarah Bauerle Danzman and W. Kindred Winecoff examine whether US financial hegemony will continue after a month of default threats.

The US military’s growing presence in Italy, a springboard to the Middle East and Africa.

Should realists stand for international human rights?

James Kitfield has five thoughts on the recent US raids in Somalia and Libya, including an argued shift in the counter-terror center of gravity from the CIA to the US military. Daniel Byman examines the tradeoffs of efforts to capture versus kill terror targets.

Saudis brace for ‘nightmare’ of U.S.-Iran rapprochement: “If America and Iran reach an understanding it may be at the cost of the Arab world and the Gulf states, particularly Saudi Arabia,” says a Saudi parliamentarian.

Are the effects of the Iran-Iraq war fading?

Earlier this week I compiled links on political violence at Political Violence @ a Glance.

Nicolas Jaar – Mi Mujer.

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