Think you’re up on all the latest stories? Even better, do you think you have a pretty good handle on what the most important stories of 2007 were? According to the folks over at Foreign Policy magazine, there’s plenty out there that you probably missed.


In the spirit of all those year-end lists that magazines and newspapers like to toss out there, you should really take a peep at FP’s “Top 10 Stories You Missed in 2007” list. Not a lot of good—or at least uplifting—news on the list, which is dominated by stories such as, “more Cubans have been quietly fleeing to the United States than ever before;” the robotization of the battlefield in Iraq; the epidemic of dengue fever in parts of Central America and Asia; and coming in at the number one slot: “The Cyberwars Begin.”

Nothing says the holidays like the start of the cyberwars!

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Paul McLeary is senior editor of Defense Technology International magazine, and is a former CJR staffer.