Press Review March 18th 2014

Welcome to the Press Review section of the GovFaces blog! Here you will find regular updates on important social, political, and economic issues of the day. Items in the Press Review and Analysis & Opinion sections do not necessarily reflect the views of GovFaces


Arguably the biggest news on Monday came from the South Pole. Scientists working at the BICEP2 collaboration announced the first clear sign of gravitational waves, “found in maps of the earliest light emitted after the big bang.” These appear in Albert Einstein’s theory of general relativity, but had never before been detected. Read more about the discovery and the profound implications in the New Scientist.

An in-depth analysis by Christopher Clark in Der Spiegel today, arguing that, while it is tempting to draw parallels between Ukraine and WWI, the crisis can neither be understood nor solved using a single historic logic.

The Economist presents the results of the Serbian general election, where the Serbian Progressive Party’s candidate overwhelmingly won. Aleksandar Vučić’s immediate challenges will be the country’s 26% unemployment rate and its 1.3% GDP growth forecast.