Sunday 16 January 2011

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Foreign Policy examines what WikiLeaks reveals about a number of states that can be categorized as "failed".

An article on openDemocracy argues that extended power of the executive is the result of a self-interested bureaucracy more than an actual attempt to secure the safety of the citizens.

The referendum for South Sudanese independence ends today. This picture shows the ballot: English, Arabic and a pictogram.

While Queensland continues to battle the water, Brazil is hit with one of the worst natural catastrophes of its history, and an almost completely unreported flood hits the Philippines.

Demonstrations in Tunisia forced the president of the authoritarian regime into exile in Saudi-Arabia. EU member states like Italy and Spain relied on the regime to prevent migration. (Guardian, NY Times, statement by the European Union High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and the Vice-President of the European Commission).

Pop Culture: 

Dichen Lachman and Lauren Ambrose join the cast for the new (and American) season of Torchwood

Debra Granik, director of Winter's Bone, is rumoured to work on a possibly dark take on Pippi Longstockings. This sounds too good to be true and I suspect it will go where the Jack & Diane version with Ellen Page-Olivia Thirlby is dwelling comfortably: in the place in my head for things that are too awesome to actually exist. 

Enver Gjokaj (Dollhouse) is going to be in an upcoming episode of Community. Richard Ayoade (The IT Crowd) is going to direct a (presumably different) episode. This would be a really good place for Summer Glau after The Cape is cancelled (It's a terrible show. It should be cancelled.)

Parks and Recreation aka the best comedy series currently airing returns to NBC on January 20th.

SKINS US ON MONDAY. Where did the year go?

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