1. America’s fiscal policy is not in crisis  (Financial Times)
The most urgent challenge is to promote economic recovery, says Martin Wolf, not reduce the deficit.
To try and draw simplistic lines between good and bad will only help those seeking to unify those with ethnic, regional and international grievances, writes Douglas Alexander.
3. Mali: the fastest blowback yet in this disastrous war on terror  (Guardian)
French intervention in Mali will fuel terrorism, but the west's buildup in Africa is also driven by the struggle for resources, writes Seumas Milne.
4. Fear of the grey vote has turned politicians into cowards  (Daily Telegraph)
Wealthy pensioners must pay their fair share to finance childcare and social care bills, argues Mary Riddell.
5. Trident will not protect us  (Guardian)
Britain can't justify these military cuts without looking at the billions spent on nuclear weapons, says Liberal Democrat armed forces minister Nick Harvey.
6. It’s not a fight against ‘us’. It’s Islam v Islam  (Times) (£)
The new "war on terror" won’t be won by armies, but by helping moderate Muslim governments defeat extremism, says Paddy Ashdown.
David Cameron should not have sent a single British aircraft anywhere near his French counterpart’s rash African adventure, says Max Hastings.
8. Climate change is back on the agenda, at last  (Independent)
Warnings of the economic risks of global warming should help focus minds at Davos, says an Independent editorial.
9. Wars like Afghanistan should never be a theatre for celebrity  (Guardian)
Prince Harry may shine as a soldier, but he's just a pawn in a political game – adding celebrity dust to a senseless conflict, says Simon Jenkins.
10. Whitehall can learn from London 2012  (Financial Times)
The games hold plenty of pointers to effective and successful delivery, writes Peter Riddell.