The WikiWeek: April 22, 2011

THE CABLES AMERICAS The United States’ quasi-embassy in Havana was in the dark about the U.S. Agency for International Development’s activities in Cuba. MIDDLE EAST U.S. Ambassador Susan Rice tried to block a U.N. investigation into possible Israeli war crimes during the 2008-2009 Gaza invasion. The United States secretly backed Syrian opposition groups.   THE ...

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THE CABLES

AMERICAS

The United States' quasi-embassy in Havana was in the dark about the U.S. Agency for International Development's activities in Cuba.

THE CABLES

AMERICAS

The United States’ quasi-embassy in Havana was in the dark about the U.S. Agency for International Development’s activities in Cuba.

MIDDLE EAST

U.S. Ambassador Susan Rice tried to block a U.N. investigation into possible Israeli war crimes during the 2008-2009 Gaza invasion.

The United States secretly backed Syrian opposition groups.

 

THE NEWS

Bradley Manning is moved from the Marine Corps’ Quantico jail to a cell at Fort Leavenworth in Kansas. He hasn’t been convicted of anything yet, but Barack Obama has already declared him guilty.

Singing pro-Manning protesters interrupt Obama at a fundraiser in San Francisco.

Julian Assange, meanwhile, is one of the 2011 Time 100 and one of Le Figaro Madame‘s 20 best-dressed men in the world.

WikiLeaks may have scared diplomats, but it hasn’t stopped them from talking smack about each other.

 

THE BIG PICTURE

The backstory of P.J. Crowley’s dissent over Manning, well-told by Politico.

Has the Obama administration actually started listening to its critics on Manning’s treatment?

WikiLeaks-based reporting didn’t take home any Pulitzers this week, but newspapers didn’t even bother to submit it.

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

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