It has been quite a challenging week with the Elections in Germany; The Race to replace PM Suga in Japan; The rise of China; The Biden Agenda; The Post COVID Economy as Central Bankers began tightening again; The Fiasco with France and as the UN General Assembly came to a close. We present the following "Outsider Wall" as we gear up for a very busy quarter before us:
Populist cleric viewed in west as potential buffer against Iran determined to cement power
SEPTEMBER 22, 2021 by Chloe Cornish in Beirut
Australian experience is familiar to some who have worked on big defence contracts with French companies
SEPTEMBER 22, 2021 by Peggy Hollinger
SEPTEMBER 23, 2021 by Gideon Rachman, the Financial Times chief foreign affairs columnist talks to the decision-makers and thinkers who are shaping world affairs.
US president’s popularity is falling amid a party split over economic policy and a looming government shutdown
SEPTEMBER 25, 2021 by James Politi in Washington and Colby Smith in New York
Secret talks in Tianjin laid way for release but more ‘uncomfortable’ comprises to come, experts warn
SEPTEMBER 26, 2021 by FT reporters
Sharon Lerner, Maia Hibbett
The proposal, rejected by U.S. military research agency DARPA, describes the insertion of human-specific cleavage sites into SARS-related bat coronaviruses.
The Kabul bombing reveals a cadre of generals who lack the courage to admit the dishonor of killing civilians.
Vote leaves smaller parties with power to decide if Scholz or Laschet becomes chancellor
SEPTEMBER 26, 2021 by Guy Chazan in Berlin