Wednesday, August 08, 2012

Check out "Our Man in Syria?"; "New York's New Tech Hub"; and a crazy debate about Romney in Israel

Newsweek: Manaf Tlass—Our Man in Syria? 6 August 2012
by Christopher Dickey and Mike Giglio
Who is Manaf Tlass and why do western and regional powers pin their hopes on him?
http://www.thedailybeast.com/newsweek/2012/08/05/manaf-tlass-our-man-in-syria.html
(This is from Newsweek International. A shorter version ran in the US Newsweek)

Newsweek: New York's New Tech Hub, 30 July 2012
Will New York's latest dream spawn the next Mark Zuckerberg?
http://www.thedailybeast.com/newsweek/2012/07/29/roosevelt-island-new-york-s-new-tech-hub.html
(The unique partnership among NY's City Hall, Cornell University and Technion-Israel Institute of Technology.)

Video on France24 Debate: Romney stirs controversy on bumpy foreign trip, 1 August 2012
Gaffe-prone, wannabe or savvy statesman, Western media has slammed Mitt Romney's tour of American allies, but US opinion polls tell a different story. Laura Baines and her panel discuss the Republican candidate's choice of destinations and what they mean.
http://www.france24.com/en/20120801-2012-08-01-0010-debate-obama-romney-foreign-policy-lobby-presidential-election
(Warning: Some of this debate with a Republican spokesman and an Israeli analyst verges on the surreal.)
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