The WikiWeek: December 10, 2010
THE CABLES AFRICA Pharmaceutical companies, oil multinationals — who isn’t screwing up Nigeria? Did an Italian oil company buy off Uganda’s security minister? Zimbabwe’s miserable diamond mines are worse than you thought. American diplomats thinks Eritrea’s Isaias Afwerki is an “unhinged dictator.” Libya’s regime is “essentially thuggish.” The Sudanese government doesn’t even know who’s bombing ...
Did an Italian oil company buy off Uganda’s security minister?
Zimbabwe’s miserable diamond mines are worse than you thought.
American diplomats thinks Eritrea’s Isaias Afwerki is an “unhinged dictator.”
Libya’s regime is “essentially thuggish.”
The Sudanese government doesn’t even know who’s bombing it anymore.
Guinea’s ousted president had plenty of enemies.
China’s next leaders love Oklahoma.
Azerbaijan’s caviar business is more dangerous than you think.
The U.S.-Russia “reset” is keeping the Obama administration from arming Georgia.
Serbia blames Russia for their failure to catch fugitive war criminal Ratko Mladic.
Who was behind the Estonian cyberattacks?
Spanish President Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero is “inexperienced but probably manageable.”
It’s impossible to get anything done in Ukraine without the mob.
Serbian government officials are worried that Kosovo is headed toward partition.
Hugo Chávez’s sandwich of the people.
U.S. embassy officials in Honduras were not exactly sad to see Manuel Zelaya go.
Hosni Mubarak: Tehran is out to get Egypt.
Ain’t no party like a Saudi Halloween party.
Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister has some bad ideas for how to fight Hezbollah.
Vladimir Putin once told Bob Gates that Iran was Russia’s biggest threat.
Yemen’s government uses U.S. and British counterterrorism resources to fight its own battles.
Is Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s Achilles heel wearing a soccer cleat?
Ahmadinejad apparently has a ninja army.
Lebanon’s al-Akhbar, which acquired its own cache of State Department cables under mysterious circumstances, gets hacked.
Pakistan’s media, unsatisfied with WikiLeaks’ deluge of cables, makes up its own.
The State Department says it had nothing to do with PayPal cutting off WikiLeaks.
This is not a great time to be in the Australian government.
Iranian diplomats are idiots.
Al Jazeera is not so thrilled about appearing in the WikiLeaks cables.
Ten people who’d rather not be famous right now.
WikiLeaks hands out a list of U.S. critical infrastructure.
Assange is moved to a segregation unit.
THE BIG PICTURE
The WikiLeaks cables show the myth of American influence in Pakistan.
The case for prosecuting Assange for espionage.
Is it really so terrible is WikiLeaks makes the U.S. government explain its incursions on other nations’ sovereignty?