Wikileaks

0 Wikileaks on Libya, Tunis and Egypt

The Telegraph published a worrisome article today about Libya, based on its interpretation of a Wikileaks diplomatic cable. Unlike in Tunisia and Egypt, the cable says, Libya’s popular revolt may be fueled by extremist Islamic elements. Former jihadi fighters who underwent “religious and ideological training” in Afghanistan, Lebanon and the…

0 America’s foreign policy skills crumbling, says leading diplomat

“Diplomats without language skills are like soldiers without bullets.” So says Ronald E. Neumann, president of the American Academy of Diplomacy and a man with a long career in foreign service, describing just one symptom of the sorry state of affairs that has resulted from the U.S. government’s long neglect…

2 How Wikileaks may alter U.S. development strategy

As you may have heard, Wikileaks has made life uncomfortable for Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Part of this is due to leaked diplomatic documents in which it appears Clinton ordered U.S. diplomats to spy on their colleagues and United Nations officials. Clinton has denied the charges, but Wikileaks’ founder…

3 Wikileaks: Hillary Clinton told US diplomats to spy on UN

By now, I assume you’ve heard that Wikileaks has released another batch of documents, this time regarding American diplomacy and foreign policy. My two cents: Much of what I’ve read that’s been reported out of these leaked documents so far isn’t really too surprising: We learned someone in the U.S.…