Tuesday, January 18, 2011

The Short List


  • As Tunisia starts to deal with a the successful overthrow of President Ben Ali, here is a survey of headlines from newspapers in the region.  Meanwhile, Steven A. Cook considers what happens next.

  • Hu Jintao, China's President, arrives in the U.S. today for a state visit.  The Economist consider the choreography and the climate that will serve as the backdrop to this visit.  Friend of DCExile, Nick Consonery, was on FoxNews last night talking about currency discussions between the U.S. and China.

  • By failing to invade North Waziristan, Pakistan may be making U.S. drone strikes more effective.

  • The UN has submitted a sealed indictment in the 2005 assassination of former Lebanese prime minister, Rafik Hariri, causing tensions in the city to elevate.

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