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Undoubtedly, the world affairs event of the week is the launch of the 68th session of the UN General Assembly. I am planning a detailed post after the end of the General Debate, so now I only feature some great blog posts below, as usual.

This next week is going to be very eventful for me as well. On Wednesday I am going to London for a really short profession related trip. I am looking forward to it. It brings a most welcome refreshment in my professional life right now as I am quite unhappy at my current job, mostly because I have to do things I suck at. In the meantime I am also getting other job offers, although I have not done any job hunting for almost two months. So I am half excited and half confused, but I am sure everything will work out just fine.

Also, as you could all notice, I barely have any time to deal with my other interests including this blog. Amazingly enough, the number of my followers is still increasing, so once again, I would like to thank all of you for reading and of course welcome to all the new readers! I will do my best to keep this thing going and improving even!

Now let’s see my favorite reads from last week: 

On world affairs:

Will Iran Cut a Deal?

This was a big week in Western-Iranian relations among all other things. Here’s a great piece on what all the gestures and talks could mean.

Sudan’s Omar al-Bashir Cancels UN Trip

President Bashir did not take the risk after all of being arrested on American soil. More importantly, he saved President Obama the dilemma whether to arrest him or not.

A Look at the Promises and Perils of Social Media in Conflict

We have a most grievous example to study on this matter. The impact of Social Media in the Syrian crisis have been on the agenda of the Social Good Summit.

On the legal side:

The Security Council Resolution on Syria: Is It Legally Binding?

Great post on the legal nature of UNSC resolutions in general and this one in particular.

Russia Accuses Greenpeace of Piracy

Greenpeace activists tried to stage a protest against an oil rig in the Arctic. Apparently accusing them of piracy is not nonsense according to Russian law. Be sure to check out the follow-up post to this one, with some more explanation.

US Signed the UN Arms Trade Treaty

Better late than never. But will this bring any change to US gun policy?

Entertainment news of the week:

I plan to make this a regular feature from now on. At least I hope I’ll be able to catch up with pop culture news as well, since I barely have time to follow the news as of now. 

It is the time of season premieres of all the great TV shows I watch. Downton Abbey and Nashville have already resumed, but I am most excited about the return of The Good Wife tonight and of course Scandal next Thursday. I am also looking forward to the pilot episode of ABC’s new show, Betrayal.

Confession: I did not have the time to watch any of the new episodes yet, though. The way I am standing with free time on my hands these days, I will keep being fallen behind on this front for a long time. I only got around to watch the season finale of The Newsroom recently. 

BTW, I am extremely happy for Jeff Daniels winning best drama actor award at the Emmy’s last week, as well as the two acting awards of Veep.

How about you? What TV shows are you most excited about this season?

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