China’s corruption scandals, US-Israel relations and fighting in Libya | This Week’s Top Hot Links #132

1 Aug

This week’s hot links on strategy and international affairs takes a look at Xi Jinping’s unprecedented anti-corruption campaign and how his adversaries’ fear might bring them closer together. We then keep looking at China and how the slow embrace of internet by Chinese business should make productivity soar. The links also analyse Israel mistrust on […]

Cat’s daily selection of top links FromOverHere #023

28 Oct

  Here are today’s hot links on strategy and international affairs: 1. Why don’t the Europeans just do it?  Nice (and simple!) explanation of some of the difficulties in developing a response mechanism to the Euro crisis.  Plus a view on how China could help and the attendant concerns   2. Oil and glory – […]

Cat’s daily selection of top links FromOverHere #020

25 Oct

Here are today’s hot links on strategy and international affairs:   1. ‘We want the Union to stay very strong. At the same time we recognise that we have to do more in terms of coherence, integration of the governance of the euro area': Barroso’s statement, plus comments from Merkel, Rompuy, Sarkozy and Tusk at […]

Cat’s daily selection of top links FromOverHere #019

24 Oct

Here are today’s hot links on strategy and international affairs: 1. View from Hong Kong on Gaddafi’s fall – another step in a long trend away from autocracy.  Other  positive and not so positive views on what might happen in a post-Gaddafi Libya. 2. The difficulties of being EU High Rep – balancing responsibilities as: […]

Cat’s daily selection of top links FromOverHere #004

23 Sep

FromOverHere.net Business Solutions

 Here are today’s hot links on strategy and international affairs: 1. Reuters’ special report on How to win business in Libya: getting in quick…perhaps a high risk strategy for the UK’s reputation given the Libyan success story could still easily turn unpleasant.  Worth checking out if only for the depressingly honest quote from the French Trade […]

Update from Misrata

6 Jun

Another update from Chris Stephens, Observer journalist in Misrata: ‘I am working on the war crimes story here in Misrata and also waiting in the hope of seeing the Apaches. The Misrata rebel forces are now well organised, in fact every aspect of this town is incredibly well organised and I think this will be […]

A view from Misrata

30 May

Faraj Najem, Libyan historian and scholar – and now a defacto spokesman in London for the anti-Gaddafi movement, forwarded this update about the situation in Misrata.  It is from Chris Stephen, reporter for the Observer and Scotsman currently based out there. Interesting to see how Misrata residents see the presence of journalists as critical.  Traditional media […]