Sunday, April 5, 2009

Geopolitics roundup

By Rick Morris

We have long covered geopolitics at The FDH Lounge, both in terms of our own analysis and linking to great coverage elsewhere. Here’s our latest roundup of top news and analysis on the Internet.

From The Long War Journal:

^ Suicide bomber kills eight policemen in Islamabad

^ Lashkar-e-Taiba leader said to be in Pakistani custody directs operations in Kashmir

^ Yemeni detainee at Gitmo to be freed

^ Analysis: US outlines new Afghanistan strategy

From The Counterterrorism Blog:

^ Some Healthy Developments in Mexico's "Narco-Insurgency"

^ Do the Payment Card Industry Data Standards Reduce Cybercrime?”

^ Finally Getting Serious About Heroin in Afghanistan: Is it Too Late?

^ Forging a New Alliance in Afghanistan: Pursuing Peace with the Pathans

^ Stopping Narco-Terrorism Requires Strong "Immigration Enforcement Tripod"

^ New Af-Pak Strategy: More Effort on Pakistan Needed

From the Belmont Club:

^ Europe’s position on Obama and Afghanistan: “Send him the bill”

From the UK Telegraph:

^ G20: A 'new world order' is simply fantasy

From Der Spiegel:

^ The West's Fatal Overdose


^ Q&A with Oldest Known Military Blogger Solomon Fein

From Jane’s:

^ Russia and NATO look to Arctic co-operation

^ Ahmadinejad fails to budget for dissent

^ New Israeli government rejects Annapolis peace process

^ Upping the ante - Assessing the plausibility of a gas cartel

From the Foreign Policy blog:

^ Karzai’s stand on marital rape could cost him NATO support

^ Is Europe the big G-20 loser?

^ Guinean junta drew lots to decide who became president

^ Who speaks for China's economy?

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