Reading Suggestions: Day 155

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Recommendation 1 from ‘Project Syndicate’

Article Name:‘A new year of Global Conflict’

By: ‘Ian Bremmer’

The greatest risk for 2013 is large-scale economic conflict in Asia, which would not only harm the countries directly involved, but would also undermine global recovery.


A general introduction to the current economic scenario all over the world and how it will unfold as the year goes on. Also, the author tells that soon the skies are going to be filled with UAVs and less air as China is also investing in the same technology that helped USA to take control over Pakistan, Afghanistan and Yemen

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Learn Words from the article:

1: Douse: Pour a liquid over;
2: Leverage: The exertion of force by means of a lever or an object used in the manner of a lever.
3: Turmoil: A state of great disturbance, violence

Recommendation 2 from ‘The Economist’

Article Name:‘An antipodean Raj

By: ‘Zurich University’

Whatever the truth turns out to be, though, this discovery is an intriguing piece of a jigsaw whose completed picture will reveal that truth. It is also an illustration of the power of modern genetics to write and rewrite the history books.


A chronicles of the migration of human race to the massive land continent of Australia and how new research has questioned all the old theories. The new study has basis in the new DNA structure discovered in some people which resemble the DNA structure of Indian people. The author concludes by saying that history books are going to be rewritten as new research surfaces over time.

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Learn Words from the article:

1: Assimilated: Take in or understand fully
2: Archipelago: A group of islands
3: Gastronomic: The practice or art of choosing, cooking, and eating good food.

Recommendation 3 from ‘Times of India (Crest Edition)’

Article Name:‘When history keeps repeating itself’

By: ‘Raseema Alam’

Everyone who is watching the events in Pakistan are complicit in the production of this bad movie.


An article on how history in Pakistan keeps repeating itself. The political events of Pakistan now appear more like a poorly coordinated TV series and not that of a democratic nation. Also, the author hints that how India and Pakistan both do not want war, are willing to go back to the 2003 pact of ceasefire and maintain peace because war will bring nothing but MAD i.e. Mutual Assured Destruction.

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Learn Words from the article:

1: Deterrence: A negative motivational influence
2: Illiberal: Restricting freedom of thought or behavior
3: Scenario: A postulated sequence or development of events.


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