Best of the Week: January 10-16, 2010

My Google Reader feed got screwed up. (That’s what I get for neglecting it for a month.) I’m not sure if I missed some articles in this week, or if I accidentally lumped them into yesterday’s “Best of the Week” post. I know I’m missing some Haiti articles, but Alex and I have our own posts on Haiti forthcoming; we’ll tell you most of what you need to know. I hope I managed to catch all the good articles. Sorry for any oversights. — AWO

10. How China Won and Russia Lost — Paul R. Gregory & Kate Zhou
9. Interview with James Heckman — John Cassidy
8. Obama Aid to Yemen Could Risk Backlash in Arab World — Jonathan S. Landay and U.S. Spending in Afghanistan Plagued by Poor U.S. Oversight — Marisa Taylor
7. Interview with Raghuram Rajan — John Cassidy
6. Assessing Stimulus Measures: Statistical and Economic Significance — Menzie Chinn
5. Ranting Against Iran Won’t Help Reform — Adrian Hamilton and Iran Not Committed to Building Nuclear Bomb, Pentagon Intel Chief Says — Nuclear Threat Initiative
4. 666 to 1: The U.S. Military Against al-Qaeda — Nick Turse & Tom Englehardt and The Terror Fringe — Thomas Rid & Marc Hecker
3. Too Big to Regulate? — Peter Fox-Penner
2. Iran, the Competition Over Eurasian Natural Gas, and the Revival of Classical Diplomacy in the 21st Century — Flynt Leverett & Hillary Mann Leverett
1. If It’s That Warm, How Come It’s So Damned Cold? — James Hansen, Reto Ruedy, Makiko Sato, & Ken Lo
BONUS: Homo Erectus Invented “Modern Living”? — Mati Milstein