Tuesday, March 8, 2011

The Short List - March 8, 2011

  • In Libya there is a report that Qaddafi has made an offer to a rebel alliance to step down, if granted immunity and safe passage out of the country.  Violence continues has pro-Qaddafi forces strike out from Tripoli, meanwhile the U.S. and the rest of the world wonders what it can and should do.
  • Forces aligned with the Somali transitional government regained control of a couple border towns  along the Somalia-Ethiopia border.
  • Saudi Arabia continues its practice of silencing dissent almost before it materializes.
  • Boeing has completed a sale of 43 aircraft to two Chinese companies.
  • "The Gang of Six" tries to up its profile and gain support beyond the beltway to tackle entitlement reform in Congress.
  • An open question around Washington is, "who will/can replace SecDef Gates?"  The Washington Post asks this question and provides zero answers, but a good round up of Gates's record.
  • The Economist takes you inside Abidjan, as Cote d'Ivoire continues to teeter on the verge of civil war.

2 comments:

Colin said...

Probably want to double check that Saudi link.

Ben said...

Thanks, Colin. Good catch.