The WikiWeek: March 25, 2011

THE CABLES AFRICA Has Hugo Chávez been selling missiles to Muammar al-Qaddafi? The Kenyan government wanted to arrest a prominent opposition leader in 2007. AMERICAS The Colombian military maintains a 100-man counter-guerrilla force inside Venezuela. Colombia has been using U.S. drones to fight the FARC for five years. ASIA A staffer in Prime Minister Manmohan ...

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THE CABLES

AFRICA

Has Hugo Chávez been selling missiles to Muammar al-Qaddafi?

THE CABLES

AFRICA

Has Hugo Chávez been selling missiles to Muammar al-Qaddafi?

The Kenyan government wanted to arrest a prominent opposition leader in 2007.

AMERICAS

The Colombian military maintains a 100-man counter-guerrilla force inside Venezuela.

Colombia has been using U.S. drones to fight the FARC for five years.

ASIA

A staffer in Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s Congress Party shows U.S. embassy aides chests full of cash being used to buy votes.

India faces a "growing Naxalite menace."

MIDDLE EAST

U.S. diplomats viewed Mohamed ElBaradei as "part of the problem" in the Middle East in 2009.

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has a "hunger for absolute power and for the material benefits of power".

The Yemeni general now siding with protesters is viewed as "cynical and self-interested" in his country, and is involved in lucrative smuggling rackets.

 

THE NEWS

U.S. Ambassador Carlos Pascual steps down over WikiLeaks-fueled flap with Mexican President Felipe Calderón.

Damning corruption allegations in the WikiLeaks cables have India’s Manmohan Singh on the ropes.

Protesters demonstrating over Pfc. Bradley Manning’s treatment are arrested at Quantico.

An art group in Russia’s Ural region is building a monument to Julian Assange.

Is Michael Bay basing the villains in the next Transformers movie on Julian Assange?

 

THE BIG PICTURE

FP tallies the biggest losers so far in the Cablegate saga.

More on the role of WikiLeaks in the Arab revolutions.

Bradley Manning’s long road to WikiLeaks.

Julian Assange, houseguest: a reenactment.

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

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