Russia: The Hoagland article essentially agrees with Masha Gessen’s evaluation of Putin that I posted in the spring of 2014 – rather mediocre, and not a great thinker.
China has a growing “lost generation” of migrant children What does something like this suggest for the sort of social problems China will be encountering in a decade or two?
Yasheng Huang – Stock Markets Vex China’s Leaders The short paragraph in the middle of page 2 begs to be used in a speech, as does the second-to-last paragraph on page 3.
Bangladesh: An occasional problem becomes a frequent one.
Mexico: Title says it all.
EU migrants: The quotes by Habte on page 2, and Cohen at the end of page 3, are worth considering for use in a speech.
Brazil: Effects on the political class, and on the people, of Brazil’s latest corruption scandal.