This week's roundup of Good Reads includes a look at why Damascus still stands, how democracy spreads, the challenge of writing about Julian Assange, how to manage techies, and why Facebook bought WhatsApp for $19 billion.
This week's round-up of Good Reads includes a deeper understanding of Iran's supreme leader, why the Guardian stands by Edward Snowden, the costly mistakes made by Microsoft's Steve Balmer, and Japan's efforts to be 'cool.'
A look at where some people are coming from.
Edward Snowden's decision to miss his flight to Cuba – and apparently stay in Russia, at least for the moment – may lead the US to push harder on the Kremlin to turn him over.
The Wikileaks founder says even if the Swedish investigation against him were dropped, he would not leave his 'space station' existence in the Ecuadorean embassy in London.
Was it a good idea to release a lot of un-redacted State Department memos from Libya? Probably not.
Ecuador says it will host Assange in its London embassy indefinitely, but the decision to continue supporting the Wikileaks founder could have negative repercussions for the Andean nation.
Latin American groups say that Ecuador's decision to grant asylum to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is a matter of sovereignty.
Britain's forceful demands on Ecuador over Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks, has rallied Ecuadorians around their country's decision to grant him asylum.
Assange defends the publishing of classified diplomatic cables as a right to freedom of expression, but turned to a country that has been accused of limiting press freedom in recent years.
Two women in Sweden allege they were sexually assaulted by Julian Assange, the Wikileaks founder. Assange and many supporters say they're part of a vast conspiracy against him.
Wikileaks' Julian Assange is trumpeting the release of emails stolen from the security analysis and consulting firm Stratfor as a major coup. Here's why he's wrong.
The state-funded Russian satellite news network Russia Today will air a television series hosted by WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, still under house arrest in Britain.
As the extradition trial in Britain ended, the defense for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange argued that the Swedish prime minister's recent comments have 'vilified' Assange in Sweden.
Julian Assange's lawyers charged that the Swedish legal system was being co-opted by the United States in its pursuit of the WikiLeaks founder.
Luke Harding, Moscow correspondent of Britain's Guardian newspaper, was told that 'Russia is closed to you.' Even in Soviet times, expulsions of international journalists was rare and usually connected with a diplomatic crisis.