Greek Finance Minister Evangelos Venizelos smiles following press conference in Athens in July 2011. Eurozone leaders and private creditors are participating in !159-billion bailout to prevent the country from default and help rein in the euro crisis.
The future of the North African and Middle Eastern states most touched by revolt remains uncertain. Egypt and Tunisia await democratic guidance, with skeptics doubting it will come any time soon.
BEWARE THE SWAMI – Have you ever stood in line waiting to check baggage at acrowded Indian airport only to have a fixer come up and offer to move you to the had of the line in exchange for a “tip”? Corruption is endemic in India, and it’s the poor who tend to suffer most.
Abel Polese – Donnacha Ó Beacháin (editor) The Colour Revolutions in the Former Soviet Republics. Claudio Landi – La nuova Via della seta. Deyan Sudjic – The Edifice Complex. How the Rich and Powerful Shape the World.