The WikiWeek: January 28, 2011

THE CABLES AMERICAS Diplomats say corruption is “a way of life” in Cuba, and name names.   MIDDLE EAST Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak thought George W. Bush was “naive, controlled by subordinates, and completely unprepared for dealing with post-Saddam Iraq.” Inside the U.S. military’s $1.3 billion-a-year relationship with Egypt. When Hillary met Hosni. The Egyptian ...

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THE CABLES

AMERICAS

THE CABLES

AMERICAS

Diplomats say corruption is “a way of life” in Cuba, and name names.

 

MIDDLE EAST

Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak thought George W. Bush was “naive, controlled by subordinates, and completely unprepared for dealing with post-Saddam Iraq.”

Inside the U.S. military’s $1.3 billion-a-year relationship with Egypt.

When Hillary met Hosni.

The Egyptian military’s Plan B in the event of a regime change.

 

THE NEWS

WikiLeaks rival OpenLeaks is launched. And leaked.

New York Times Executive Editor Bill Keller details the Timescomplicated relationship with Julian Assange. (Juicy bits here.)

The U.S. military hasn’t turned up any evidence of collaboration between Assange and Pfc. Bradley Manning.

Manning’s supervisors warned the U.S. Army not to deploy him to Iraq.

Police in Britain bust alleged Anonymous hackers. The FBI is going after them, too.

Der Spiegel‘s tick-tock on the lead-up to Cablegate. (Assange: “We have to survive this leak.”)

When American newspapers aren’t bashing Julian Assange, they’re imitating him.

WikiLeaks: the next generation.

Assange wants more media partners.

Is anyone not publishing an instant book about WikiLeaks?

 

THE BIG PICTURE

Reading WikiLeaks as literature.

Is Manning Capt. James Yee all over again?

Is Algeria next?

Why the Palestine Papers aren’t the next WikiLeaks.

WikiLeaks has done more for Arab democracy than decades of U.S. diplomacy.

Charles Homans is a special correspondent for the New Republic and the former features editor of Foreign Policy.

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