We present an "Outsider Wall" for the week with curated material from the Economist, The Financial Times, The Washington Examiner, France24, and AUSA. The situation in Afghanistan continues to present profound challenges as the Taliban is working on forming a government and as COVID rages on in the World. China continues to assert its' stance as the emerging power in spite of continued challenges.
Our team has also been assessing the ongoing situation in Iran and its' relations with the United States and the World. We have also been assessing the aftermath of climate change especially as two Hurricanes hit the United States at the same time.
Please enjoy this selected curation for the week:
Wealth accumulation has coincided with persistent inequality — and even banks are concerned
SEPTEMBER 3, 2021 by Stefan Wagstyl
As the latest calamitous foreign intervention ends, the Lahore-based novelist warns against a pivot to a new conflict
SEPTEMBER 3, 2021 by Mohsin Hamid
|Proposals for an EU army re-emerge after Afghan pullout – but many remain ‘hard to convince’|
European dismay over President Joe Biden’s precipitous withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan has renewed calls for an EU military force. But while proponents of “strategic autonomy” say the fall of Kabul should serve as a wake-up call, others do not see an existential threat and are content to remain as junior partners to US military might.