Saturday, April 18, 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, Pakistan has just given into the jihadists and signed sharia into law in key parts of the country.

From The Long War Journal, Al Qaeda's Shadow Army commander outlines Afghan strategy.

From The Wall Street Journal, the electricity grid in U.S. has been penetrated by spies.

From the New York Times, control of cybersecurity has become a political football.

From The Counterterrorism Blog, the Muslim Brotherhood terrorist group has made inroads in the Obama Administration.

From the NEFA Foundation, here’s a study called Core Al-Qaida in 2008: A Review.

From Haaretz, a pundit says that “I would advise Netanyahu to attack Iran.”

From the Times in Britain, Israel stands ready to bomb Iran's nuclear sites.

From the Washington Times, the Gulf states get set for a raid on Iran's nuclear sites and some revenge attacks that might follow.

From Janes, the US seeks force transformation with dramatic shift in budget priorities.

From Janes, Britain is already planning special security arrangements for the 2012 Summer Olympics.

From Janes, the race for the Afghan presidency is getting hot.

From In From the Cold, the line of succession in North Korea is examined.

From Investor’s Business Daily, questions about how much manipulation Russia is perpetuating on America right now via US adversaries.

From The Foreign Policy Blog, the IMF releases a portion of dire World Economic Outlook.

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