Tony Wood's latest piece for the London Review of Books highlights how Russian permafrost could have massive consequences for the environment. Global warming is potentially causing it to melt at a significant pace, with the greenhouse gasses stored in its depths subsequently released into the atmosphere.
Simon Round has profiled Gideon Levy for the Jewish Chronicle in an interesting interview in which Levy questions what it means to be an Israeli patriot.
Richard Dawkins has posted a link to a review by Terry Eagleton on his blog, saying "I'm not normally a fan of Terry Eagleton, but this is a terrific review." The book is Geoffrey Robertson's The Case of the Pope: Vatican Accountability for Human Rights Abuses.
Susie Linfield reviews Conor Foley's The Thin Blue Line: How Humanitarianism Went to War in a substantial article in the New Humanist. The review compares Foley's book to two other recent books on humanitarian aid (Linda Polman's War Games and Irene Khan's The Unheard Truth).