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6 Sep 2011

Read My Blog on Your Kindle

Michael J. Totten's blog Years ago my blog was published to the Kindle by a third party that didn’t pay me much for it. It’s my blog, though, and I own the copyright, so that version has been scrubbed from Amazon. I uploaded it myself and will now ...

Kosovo Votes for Secularism

Michael J. Totten's blog Those who feared Kosovo’s declaration of independence would lead to an Islamic state in the heart of Europe’s Balkan Peninsula will be happy to learn that its parliament voted to ban Islamic headscarves in schools by a modest ...

Hezbollah’s Ally Wants to See it Destroyed

Michael J. Totten's blog Nabih Berri is Lebanon’s speaker of parliament. His political party, Amal, is a secular Shia movement and a corrupt political machine with a small and not terribly fearsome militia. It is aligned with Hezbollah and Bashar al ...

BLOG. China’s Premier Wen Jiabao Indecisive on Economic Priorities

China Real Time Report/The Wall Street Journal. 08:00 PM EDT

US Not Satisfied with China Statement on Libya Arms

The Associated Press. 08:00 PM EDT

UN Chief Ban Ki-Moon Urges Myanmar to Fulfill Reform Pledges

Channel News Asia. Singapore. 08:00 PM EDT

Syria Delays Arab League Visit

The Guardian. England. 08:00 PM EDT

India Bomb Explodes Outside New Delhi High Court

The Telegraph. England. 08:00 PM EDT

Germany’s Top Court Greenlights Euro Bailout

Deutsche Welle. Germany. 08:00 PM EDT

Russia Opens Gas Pipeline, Bypasses Ukraine

The Moscow Times. 08:00 PM EDT

Libya Rebels Claim Qaddafi Surrounded

Al Jazeera. 08:00 PM EDT

UN Watchdog: Libya’s Chemical Weapons Secure Despite Unrest

Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty. Czech Republic. 08:00 PM EDT

Libyan Official: Qaddafi Tracked Heading South

Reuters Africa. 08:00 PM EDT

Bomb Explodes in Violent Nigerian City

Africa Review. Kenya. 08:00 PM EDT

Russia’s ‘Election’: The Games, the Truncheons, and the Opposition

Vladimir Kara-Murza's blog As Russia’s “parliamentary campaign” gets underway, its participants—the handful of officially sanctioned parties—try their best to animate the predetermined spectacle, which will end on December 4 with a convincing ...

What is China up to in Libya?

Gordon G. Chang's blog On Saturday, Mustafa Abdel Jalil, the head of Libya’s National Transitional Council, accused China of blocking the unfreezing of assets. Beijing on Thursday had agreed to the release of an initial $15 billion, but it is ...

Berlusconi: The Last Yank

Judy Bachrach's blog When you get right down to it, Italians have long admired and repeatedly elected Silvio Berlusconi because, deep down, he reminded them of an American (well … their notion of an American, anyway). A man who sought—and attained ...

5 Sep 2011

Turkey Escalates its Row with Israel

Michael J. Totten's blog Turkey is imposing “sanctions” on Israel. “We are completely suspending all of these, trade relations, military relations, related with the defense industry,” says Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan . “All of these are ...

New Zealand, China Agree to Strengthen Military Ties

China Radio International. 08:00 PM EDT

BLOG. Taiwanese Opposition Leader Speaks out Against ‘One China’ Policy

China Real Time Report/Wall Street Journal. 08:00 PM EDT

China Says It Will Tighten Arms Sales Procedures

The New York Times. 08:00 PM EDT

Philippine Government to Resume Talks with Communist Rebels

Channel News Asia. Singapore. 08:00 PM EDT