Israel: The article I’ve been looking for, on recent Jewish extremist violence
Egypt: A critical article on the nuances of the Muslim Brotherhood.
ISIS: From NPR
Turkey: A nuanced discussion of Turkey and the different Kurdish factions.
Cuba: If the FX question is about change in Cuba, this article is much of the answer. There’s a quote in the middle of page 2 that just screams to be used as an intro.
Greece: Bank economics, and how to lock up an economy. Most of you won’t remember the 2008 US economic meltdown, but banks that couldn’t/wouldn’t act like banks were much of the initial problem.
China: An interesting article, with tons of internal links for further research, on China’s currency. How wanna-be world powers try to emerge financially. Includes the difference between renminbi and yuan.
North Korea: Life before and after you leave. One of the authors mentioned has a TED talk, too.
Zimbabwe: Keep the country’s history in mind, It used to be Rhodesia, and was white-minority-ruled from 1965 to 1980 – with all that that implies. President (apparently for life) Robert Mugabe has run the country since then. One way of retaining popular support was the taking of white-owned farms. Note the numbers in this story. If your topic isn’t on Mugabe’s rule, and more on Zimbabwe’s future, this story will help.
Global Poverty: Solutions, anyone? Gotta love the article title, too. Another one with tons of internal links for further research. What does this suggest about domestic US policies to eradicate poverty?