Monday, February 07, 2011

Bits and Pieces - February 7, 2011

The New York Times tells its employees not to "unpublish" stories. Must have been reading my complaint on the subject.

And now, on to Egypt.

What the jihadis are saying about the demonstrations: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3.

The thinktanks and usual Very Serious People are not coming out with much that is helpful or interesting. They are tending toward "the future is very difficult to predict" and leaning back on rehash of what we already know they believe. There's a lot of that in this Foreign Policy compendium, although there are a few good things in some of the articles, like what to look for as things progress. I found Thomas Pickering's and Nicholas Burns's contributions the most insightful.

A small bit of insight on Iran's reaction to the events in Egypt.

Probably the boldest entry from the think tanks so far: The revolution is over, and Mubarak won. And a profile of Mubarak.

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