Happy International Women’s Day.
- Remembering events in Bosnia twenty years ago and how the world was changed.
- The Guardian’s profile of a few voices from around the world.
- Urvashi Sahni and Xanthe Ackerman offer strategies for action.
In my weekend reading, I’ll be trying to make sense of some of this week’s bizarre events.
- North Korea ends peace pact and ratchets up the threat.
- Jeffrey Lewis worries about the next moves
- Senator Robert Menedez says Congress and the United States must “ensure that North Korea pays a price for its continued reckless behavior.”
- BBC has video of North Korean State TV footage of a visit by Kim Jong-un to troops.
- Marcus Noland discounts the effect of the new sanctions.
- The debate over Dennis Rodman. Robert is annoyed, Joel Wit and Jenny Town think maybe it’s not all bad.
- The Arab League will allow its members to arm the rebels in Syria.
- The US wants the the diplomatic negotiation areas at to the UN to “be an inebriation-free zone.”
- And you thought American politics were messed up. Marco Zerbino unpacks the current Italian scene: “Coupled with Grillo’s rise, Berlusconi’s resurgence signals a stable right-wing hegemony in Italian politics and society.”