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Wednesday linkage


Sam Roggeveen


3 March 2010 13:10

  • The European Union is said to specialise in civilian crisis management, but this article suggests it's largely a myth.
  • Democratic Oversight of Intelligence Services: a soon to be released Australian book; includes a foreword by Kim Beazley and chapter by the Lowy Institute's Michael Wesley.
  • Speaking of intelligence, here's a series of articles on how the US used social network analysis to capture Saddam Hussein.
  • The difference in death tolls between Haiti and Chile shows that 'natural' disasters are anything but.
  • The Facebook group endorsing Mohamed ElBaradei to run for president of Egypt has 100,000 members
  • Extracts from a new book about Labour in government in the UK. Does this sound familiar to any observers of Australian politics?:

On Brown's subsequent account to his camp, Blair admitted that he was in a deep hole. "I won't turn it around before the election," he said. If Brown was co-operative and helped to "get me through the next six months", Blair pledged he would hand over the premiership in the summer of the following year. "Naive as always about Tony, Gordon believed him," says one of Brown's closest confidants. He left the dinner more certain than before that he had a promise of a handover.