Scratching the Surface of Radicalism in Germany



On Monday Germany’s domestic intelligence agency, the Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution, announced the launch of a new counter-terrorism initiative, a hotline for members of radical Islamists groups to call where they can get advice for leaving the group.

LIVE STREAM TODAY — AfPak Diary: Notes From Islamabad and Kabul



The news of former ISAF commander Gen. Stanley McChrystal’s and his staff’s comments about senior administration officials and the President, followed by McChrystal’s sacking this morning, have sucked up much of the news about Afghanistan in the last few days. But while the war effort faces difficulty and certain questioning as Gen.

Tick Tock: McChrystal to Petraeus, Rudd to Gillard



This is just a week of regime change, even if those going out and those coming in look very similar in overall perspective. General Stanley McChrystal has been replaced by counter-insurgency uber-guru General David Petraeus. Bottom line: No policy change in Afghanistan.