Thursday, February 25, 2010

Links for Thursday

He loves me, he loves me not. Steven Coll describes the tumultuous relationship between the ISI and Taliban. Highlight: one I.S.I. general was "crying out loud, with his arms around my neck like a woman"

There is something even the Chinese aren't capable of mass producing. LA Times reports on the evolution of the dupatta.

Talk about moving fast. Half of the members of the notorious Quetta Shura have been arrested by Pakistani forces, CSM reports. Kalsoom (CHUP) has a brilliant post on what it means for US policy in the region.

The end of internet?  Google argues why an Italian judicial conviction may spell an end to the WWW as we know it.

And a compelling case for reading marriage contracts before signing.