Wednesday, 4 March 2009

Welcome to Hell, Madam Secretary

Ha'aretz's Bradley Burston takes a look at the byzantine politics Secretary Clinton can expect

Arabs unnerved by nuclear Iran prospects

Israeli paper Ha'aretz says Prince Saud al-Faisal told Arab diplomats they must stand up to potential Persian nuclear bullying.

Medvedev the moderate ?

The Moscow Times says Russian President Dmitri Medvedev's electoral reforms may distance him from Prime Minister Putin.

Airbus in trouble

Der Spiegel reports Airbus Industries could be facing ruinous repayments following the cancellation of Germany's order for 60 A400M military transports. The A400M is over a year behind schedule and still has not flown. Further cancellations could jeopardise the European challenger to the Lockheed-Martin C-130.,1518,610732,00.html

Afghanistan - more work needed

Der Spiegel talks to US security expert Jeremy Shapiro on strategy in Afghanistan.,1518,610065,00.html

Can the Ukraine hold it together?

The New York Times on the Ukraine's teetering on the brink

African Leaders see troubling parallels in prosecuting architect of Dafur genocide

New York Times commentator Bishop Desmond Tutu on African leader's lack of principle in the matter of Sudan's Presiden Omar al-Bashir vs The People.

Roots of Crisis

New York Times columnist Paul Krugman on the roots of the credit crunch

Women's Shelters in Afghanistan

The New York Times on the new phenomenon of Women's shelters in Afghanistan's%20shelters%20Afghanistan&st=cse

Sunday, 1 March 2009

evolution meanings are evolving

evolution: not survival of the fittest individual but of the fittest species - its our ability to co-operate not compete that ensured our survival.

selection is about the culling of the weakest, not an unseen semi-religious scientific hand bestowing advantage to the its not about survival of the fittest - but failure of the least fit...this Scientific American article below doesnt get it quite right either...