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Preeti Aroon Frustrations Drive Saudi Youth to the Graffiti Wall, by Faiza Saleh Ambah in the Washington Post. More than half of Saudi Arabia's people are under 21, and many young men there say there's not much for them to do in their spare time. They're not allowed into shopping malls without female relatives, and ...

Preeti Aroon

  • Frustrations Drive Saudi Youth to the Graffiti Wall, by Faiza Saleh Ambah in the Washington Post. More than half of Saudi Arabia's people are under 21, and many young men there say there's not much for them to do in their spare time. They're not allowed into shopping malls without female relatives, and sports facilities are lacking. Now, some have turned to graffiti to express their frustration.

David Francis

  • This Is Not Charity, Jonathan Rauch's account of Bill Clinton's philanthropy efforts. This is the second time this year a Clinton has graced the cover of the Atlantic Monthly.

Blake Hounshell

  • The U.N.'s climate change Web site. Everything you ever wanted to know about global warming, but were afraid to ask.

Joshua Keating

  • The Tsar's Opponent, by David Remnick in The New Yorker. The veteran Russia observer profiles chess master turned opposition leader Garry Kasparov. The article illustrates the extent to which the idealistic Kasparov and his Other Russia movement are forced to operate within parameters established by the Kremlin.

Prerna Mankad

  • Banned In Baghdad: Reactions to the Blackwater License Being Pulled, by Peter W. Singer at Brookings.com. Singer offers five thoughtful responses to the recent Blackwater incident in Iraq, and looks at its implications for US military policy. The bottom line: None of the choices the United States faces now regarding Blackwater is particularly good—and "we can't blame anyone else. When it comes to military outsourcing: We dealt these cards to ourselves."

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