The WikiWeek: August 5, 2011

THE CABLES EUROPE Russian intelligence services used dirty tricks to intimidate American democracy-promotion NGO workers. MIDDLE EAST U.S. embassy officials in Damascus asked the Bush and Obama administrations to sanction Syria, to no avail.   THE NEWS The U.S. Congress confirms Earl Wayne as the replacement for the United States’ WikiLeaks-ousted ambassador to Mexico, Carlos ...

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BEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images

THE CABLES

EUROPE

Russian intelligence services used dirty tricks to intimidate American democracy-promotion NGO workers.

THE CABLES

EUROPE

Russian intelligence services used dirty tricks to intimidate American democracy-promotion NGO workers.

MIDDLE EAST

U.S. embassy officials in Damascus asked the Bush and Obama administrations to sanction Syria, to no avail.

 

THE NEWS

The U.S. Congress confirms Earl Wayne as the replacement for the United States’ WikiLeaks-ousted ambassador to Mexico, Carlos Pascual.

Vaughan Smith (above right, with Assange in January), who’s hosting Assange under the terms of his release, says the WikiLeaks founder "is like a moody teenager … hunted by pushy groupies."

 

THE BIG PICTURE

What WikiLeaks has in common with Rupert Murdoch.

A graphic novel tells the story of WikiLeaks (in Italian).

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

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