This week’s winners and losers

Every Friday we’ll do winners and losers. This week, I’ve compiled it with the help of my colleagues James Forsyth and Carolyn O’Hara. Winners Gen. Anthony Zinni (Ret.): New book is out, and gets to zing Rumsfeld in breezy interviews. Playboy: It launched an Indonesian edition, its first in a Muslim-majority country. China: Secured uranium ...

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Every Friday we'll do winners and losers. This week, I've compiled it with the help of my colleagues James Forsyth and Carolyn O'Hara.

Every Friday we’ll do winners and losers. This week, I’ve compiled it with the help of my colleagues James Forsyth and Carolyn O’Hara.

Winners

Gen. Anthony Zinni (Ret.): New book is out, and gets to zing Rumsfeld in breezy interviews.

Playboy: It launched an Indonesian edition, its first in a Muslim-majority country.

China: Secured uranium from Austalia to boost electricity output in the years to come.

Nepal: Crackdowns, chaos, and violence won’t help bring those hippies and tourists back.

French basketball: It wasn’t all bad for France this week. NCAA basketball champ Joakim Noah apparently plans to play for France’s national basketball team.

Losers

Ibrahim Jaafari: He may persevere and stay on as prime minister, but at this point, would he be able to hold on to it for very long?

Non-Chinese magazines: Beijing set new restrictions on launching Chinese editions. Rolling Stone‘s China edition was shut down last month.

The French economy: It’s bad news when a minor tweak of the labor laws spawns a major political crisis.

Northern Ireland: After the killing of Donaldson, mistrust abounds. A power-sharing agreement is now that much harder.

Hamas: Cash is hard to come by, and governing is really rough right now.

Nepal: Crackdowns, chaos, and violence won’t help bring those hippies and tourists back.

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