Eurasia Group's weekly selection of essential reading for the political risk junkie -- presented in no particular order. As always, feel free to give us your feedback or selections by tweeting at us via @EurasiaGroup or @IanBremmer.
By Nate Silver, FiveThirtyEight blog, New York Times
Nate Silver puts data to good use, analyzing the power of fundraising (or lack thereof) in Republican Senate primary races.
By Fraser Nelson, The Spectator
Two things that wouldn't ordinarily mix: the Pope... and Vegas odds.
The asteroid that hit Russia on February 15 was quite a sight. If you're curious about strategies to defend against future collisions, this is the article for you.
By Armin Rosen, The Atlantic
The planned city of Rawabi in the West Bank is a unique experiment -- a "Palestinian-directed private sector project, with support from both Israeli businesses and a major Arab government." Could it be the new way forward?
By Dune Lawrence and Michael Riley, Bloomberg Businessweek
To catch a cyber-thief: This piece details how the director of malware research at Dell SecureWorks used a notorious Chinese hacker's cyber-activities to reverse-engineer his real-world identity.
BORYANA KATSAROVA/AFP/Getty Images
The Call, from Ian Bremmer, uses cutting-edge political science to predict the political future -- and how it will shape the global economy.