Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Bits and Pieces - January 17, 2012

Reactions to Rick Perry's charge that Turkey is "a country that is being ruled by, what many would perceive to be Islamic terrorists," from Juan Cole, the Foreign Ministry of Turkey, and Turkey's ambassador to the United States.

Marc Lynch: No Military Option in Syria.

City dwellers in China now outnumber rural dwellers.

And now NATO helps some Iranian fishermen. I suggested a while ago that the two previous saves were likely a way to open a communication channel and to provide a tiny bit of confidence-building. Still looks that way to me.

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