Tuesday, June 28, 2011

The Daily Beast: Christine Lagarde Named New IMF Chief

Christine Lagarde Named New IMF Chief
Christine Lagarde is the first woman to lead the International Monetary Fund. View the full article

Monday, June 27, 2011

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Robert Fisk: Freedom, democracy and human rights in Syria - Robert Fisk, Commentators - The Independent

This from 2010 makes very interesting reading in light of current
events. I just saw Ribal al-Assad on SkyNews.

The Daily Beast: German Soldiers Can’t Shoot

German Soldiers Can't Shoot
Leaked reports question the competence of the German army. View the full article

The Daily Beast: Obama's Secret Wars

Obama's Secret Wars
U.S. covert wars rage in places like Yemen, where a new blueprint for military action is being drawn. View the full article

The Daily Beast: Stuck at the Gaza Border

Stuck at the Gaza Border
Post-Mubarak Egypt threw open its border with Gaza with great fanfare in late May, breaking Israel's four-year blockade—so why aren't any goods, and so few people, making the crossing? Dan Ephron reports. View the full article

Monday, June 20, 2011

Check out "The Galliano Dossier" and "Flights of Imagination"

A little change of pace this week:

Newsweek: The Galliano Dossier, 20 June 2011
Fashion's enfant terrible is about to have his day in court on charges that he hurled anti-Semitic insults in a Paris café. What made him snap? (With Tracy McNicoll)

Newsweek International: Flights of Imagination, 20 June 2011
Trailblazing design teams are taking passenger comfort to a whole different plane.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Check out "The Invisible Man," how fear of aging fits into the Weiner, DSK, Schwarzenegger, Berlusconi scandals

The Daily Beast: The Invisible Man, 14 June 2011
The fear of aging and being ignored affects the behavior of politicians like Anthony Weiner, stars like Arnold Schwarzenegger—and the rest of us, says Christopher Dickey.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Check out "Intelligence Test: Arab democracy and CIA disarray"

Newsweek International: Intelligence Test, 13 June 2011
With regimes falling across the Middle East, America's spies have lost one of their most valued allies in the war against the jihadists: dictators.

Tuesday, June 07, 2011

Check out "Dominique Strauss-Kahn's Not Guilty Plea"

This from yesterday:

The Daily Beast: Dominique Strauss-Kahn's Not Guilty Plea, 6 June 2011
Dominique Strauss-Kahn formally entered a plea of not guilty to sexual-assault charges in a Manhattan courtroom Monday, but the former IMF chief is under attack almost as much for who he is as for what he did.

Saturday, June 04, 2011

Check out: Al Qaeda's Most Dangerous Operator Killed; Intvu with Anderson Cooper about Yemen

The Daily Beast: Al Qaeda Commander Ilyas Kashmiri Killed in U.S. Predator Strike, 4 June 2011
By Ron Moreau, Sami Yousafzai and Christopher Dickey
In a major blow to the terrorist organization, a U.S. Predator strike in Pakistan killed one of al Qaeda's most active leaders, Ilyas Kashmiri, sources confirm to The Daily Beast. Plus, Newsweek's profile of Kashmiri. http://www.thedailybeast.com/blogs-and-stories/2011-06-04/al-qaeda-commander-ilyas-kashmiri-killed-in-us-predator-strike/

CNN Video: Yemen on the Brink of Civil War, 3 June 2011
AC360's Anderson Cooper speaks with Christopher Dickey and Fareed Zakaria about concerns that al Qaeda may be gaining ground in Yemen. http://www.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/world/2011/06/04/ac.yemen.security.issues.cnn.html

And in case you missed this on Memorial Day:

Newsweek: To Catch a Creep, 30 May 2011
How do you know who's lying and who's telling the truth about a rape? From no-name scoundrels to big-power suspects like Dominique Strauss-Kahn, these cops crack New York's most shocking sex crimes.