The WikiWeek: February 4, 2011
THE CABLES AFRICA The Libyan frogman who couldn’t swim. AMERICAS The FBI pursues a team of alleged Qatari would-be 9/11 conspirators in the United States. ASIA The rift between Washington and Beijing is deeper than either government would like you to think. The United States’ secret space arms race with China. EUROPE/CAUCASUS A Croatian man ...
The Libyan frogman who couldn’t swim.
The FBI pursues a team of alleged Qatari would-be 9/11 conspirators in the United States.
The rift between Washington and Beijing is deeper than either government would like you to think.
The United States’ secret space arms race with China.
A Croatian man tries to get back at his ex-girlfriend by telling U.S. embassy officials that she’s hanging out with Osama bin Laden.
Making an oil and gas deal in Russia is really complicated.
What U.S. diplomats in Cairo knew about Hosni Mubarak’s human rights abuses — and the time they did something about it.
Newly appointed Egyptian Vice President Omar Suleiman is close to Mubarak and foreign intelligence agencies, but not Mubarak’s son. And a lot of people seem to think Mubarak’s new deputy prime minister is a bureaucratic dinosaur.
Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki accuses Syria and Iran of arming Iraqi militants.
Yemeni strongman Ali Abdullah Saleh wants his money.
U.S. diplomats doubt reforms are on the way in Jordan.
Julian Assange is a long-shot contender for the Nobel Peace Prize, and appears on 60 Minutes. He also wants to go home.
More documents leak from the sex assault case against Assange in Sweden. They include a picture you really don’t want to see.
Did WikiLeaks hack into New York Times reporters’ email accounts?
WikiLeaks’ release process has become so complicated that even the papers involved don’t know what’s a scoop anymore.
Amnesty International wants Britain to pressure the U.S. government over the treatment of Pfc. Bradley Manning.
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George W. Bush administration Assistant Attorney General Jack Goldsmith thinks Assange will be prosecuted in the United States.
Joe Klein on the damage WikiLeaks has wrought. Clay Shirky has a more philosophical take.
New York Times Executive Editor Bill Keller and Guardian Editor in Chief Alan Rusbridger talk WikiLeaks.
Forty-two percent of Americans have no idea what WikiLeaks is.
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