• Mass protests against militias in Benghazi demonstrate the power of mobilization-triggers and the weakness of movements that lack proper infrastructure. 
  • Marc Lynch analyzes Newsweek’s #muslimrage debacle.
  • Chris Zambellis writes at Jamestown’s China Daily Brief that Cairo is looking to China to provide it was exit options — and hence increased leverage — in US-Egypt relations; Prashanth Parameswaran reports on Sino-Malaysian relations; IPE Zone discusses Sino-Ukrainian trade relations.
  • Julian Ku at Opinio Juris argues that the US is likely obligated to defend the Senkaku Islands. 
  • Yves Smith at Naked Capitalism: “Europe’s Economy Sinks from Sight.”