First Past the Post: August 15

Venezuela’s latest model for Bolivar is actually French.

The geopolitical future of the Arctic.

ThreeHundredEight‘s latest forecast shows a potential majority government for the Parti québécois after the Sept. 4 election in Québec.

Politics is starting to resume in Ghana following the death of president John Atta Mills.

One man’s view on the Lugo ‘coup’ in Paraguay (spoiler: it has to do with the United States and oil).

Bunga, bunga is costly, costly: Silvio Berlusconi is no longer among the top 10 richest in Italy.

A troubling sign with regard to press freedom in Mohammed Morsi’s Egypt.

Libya’s new national assembly president is moderate Islamist and Qadaffi opponent Mohamed al-Magariaf.

London mayor Boris Johnson tells fellow Tory and UK prime minister David Cameron to stop ‘pussyfooting around’ on expanding London airports.

Benjamin Netanyahu appoints Kadima legislator Avi Dichter as new home front defense minister and potentially a deciding vote in Israel’s inner security cabinet on the issue of launching a strike on Iranian’s nuclear facilities.

Australia contemplates how to get its offshore asylum-seeker detention center up and running in Nauru.

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