Fair Observer: Best of the Month


January 30, 2013 20:06 EDT

Fair Observer’s five best articles for January.
Apparently the world didn’t come to an end. On the contrary, the new year is in full-swing. Barack Obama has been inaugurated for his second term in office, Israel and Jordan have held their parliamentary elections, David Cameron has spoken of a referendum over Britain’s EU membership, and Mali has seen a French military intervention.

As political unrest in the Arab world enters its third year, January has seen excerpts from our first book, The Arab Uprisings: An Introduction. To celebrate the end of the month, we share with you a selection of our best articles, and invite you to tell us what you think. From all of us at Fair Observer, we wish you a prosperous 2013.

1: The Rise of Islamists — by Abul-Hasanat Siddique and Casper Wuite

Islamists did not play a key role in any of the Arab Uprisings. Yet, they have reaped the benefits in the aftermath of the revolts. The first of a series of excerpts from Fair Observer’s book, The Arab Uprisings: An Introduction.

2: Why a Global Carbon Market is Coming Sooner Than You Think — by Justin Dargin

Global carbon trading could potentially be the most effective economic tool to regulate industrial Co2 emissions in the fight against climate change.

3: Invasive Crime, Evasive Justice — by Karan Kharb

India’s public cries for harsher punishment for rapists, but the judiciary is blinded by corruption.

4: Britain’s Place in Europe — by Wolfgang Ischinger

Is the growing noise in Britain over its potential EU exit a sign of a deeper crisis within the continent?

5: Obama in the Middle East: An Opportunity? — by Manuel Langendorf

Obama’s reelection provides the president with an opportunity to adapt to the changed environment in the Middle East and North Africa.

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