Small Wars Journal

18 February SWJ Roundup

US Naval Institute Daily - USNI

Real Clear World - RCP


Pakistan, Afghanistan Talks on Taliban Peace End With Little Progress - VOA

At Iran-Afghanistan-Pakistan Summit, a Show of Unity - WP

Meeting in Pakistan Reveals Tensions Over Afghan Talks - NYT



Toll From Pakistan Suicide Blast Reaches 32 - AP

Pakistan Vows to Progress With Iran Pipeline Deal - AP

Pakistan and bin Laden - WP opinion



Momentum Builds for Syria Action Ahead of Tunis Conference - NYT

Syrian Troops Shell Homs After UN Condemnation - VOA

Wounded Syrian Refugees Flee Dramatic Escalation - AP

Syria Opposition's SNC Seeks Backers but Lacks Leaders - Reuters

Arab States 'Want Syrian Opposition to Unite' - Reuters

NATO to Stay Out of Syria Even if UN Mandate Emerges - Reuters

Arab States 'Want Syrian Opposition to Unite' - Reuters

Chinese Envoy in Syria for Talks - BBC

Chinese Envoy to Meet Syrian Leader After UN Condemnation - Reuters

China Paper Praises No Vote on UN Syria Resolution - AP

Venezuela Ships Fuel to War-Torn Syria - Reuters

Thousands of Israeli Arabs Rally Against Assad - Reuters

Reporter’s Death Puts Focus on Difficulties of Covering Secretive Syria - NYT

Saving Syria from Assad - WP editorial



US, EU Say Iran May Be Ready to Resume Talks - VOA

Negotiations With Iran Over Nuclear Program May Resume - NYT

US and EU 'Cautiously Optimistic' on New Talks - BBC

US, Europe Welcome Iran’s Proposal - WP

UK's Hague Sees Iran Nuclear Push Leading to Arms Race - Reuters

US Navy Fears Small Iranian Boats, Confident of Own - Reuters

Iranian Naval Ships Enter Mediterranean via Suez - Reuters


Middle East / North Africa

Islamists’ Ideas on Democracy and Faith Face Test in Tunisia - NYT

With Egypt in Turmoil, Israel Builds Fence to Keep Out Trouble - McClatchy

US Pressing Egypt on NGO Workers - BBC

Israel Says Iran, Hezbollah Plotting Attacks - AP

Palestinians Rally in Support of Hunger Strike Prisoner - BBC

Bahrainis Complain of Government Tear Gas Attacks on Neighborhoods - VOA

2 Westerners Are Detained as Protests Continue to Roil Bahrain - Reuters

Iranian Exiles Begin Move to New Home in Iraq - WT

400 Iran Exiles Reluctantly Move to New Iraq Home - AP

A Fatal Tweet in Saudi Arabia - WT editorial



Despite Safety Worries, Work on Deadly Flu to Be Released - NYT

WHO: Deadly Bird Flu Studies to Stay Secret for Now - Reuters


US Department of Defense

Panetta Takes Strategy, Budget Message to Troops - AFPS

Panetta, de Maizière Discuss Afghanistan, Syria, Iran - AFPS

Special Pps Commander Vows Better Life for 66,000 Troops - USAT

Close Coordination Keeps Nuclear Weapons from Terrorists, Official Says - AFPS

Lewis-McChord GI Charged with Theft of Gear Worth $630,000 - TNT

Putting National Security at Risk - WT opinion

Preserving our Nuclear Deterrence - WT opinion


United States

Police in Washington, DC, Arrest Alleged Suicide Bomber - VOA

Man Accused of Plotting to Attack US Capitol - WP

Terror Suspect Arrested Near US Capitol - WT

FBI Arrests Man in Suspected Terrorist Plot Near US Capitol - NYT

FBI in US Capitol 'Terror' Arrest - BBC

Terror Suspect Arrested Near Capitol in FBI Sting - AP

Lebanese Man Convicted in NY Train Tunnels Plot - AP

Remembering Anthony Shadid - NYT

In Remembrance of Anthony Shadid - WP

Another Not-so-Genius Terror Plot Foiled - FP opinion


United Kingdom

Abu Qatada Case: Home Secretary to Visit Jordan - BBC



United Nations Votes to Extend Sudan Panel - VOA

Sudan and South Sudan Fail to End Oil Dispute - NYT

Oil 'Not Vital' for South Sudan - VOA

Sudan Police Raid University Dorm, Arrest Hundreds - AP

EU Lifts More Zimbabwe Sanctions - BBC

Uganda Warns Somali Leaders to Unite Ahead of Conference  - VOA

Mali: UN Warning over Refugees Fleeing Tuareg Rebellion - BBC

Senegalese Police Fire Tear Gas at Opposition Demo - AP



Mexican Leaders Vague on Drug Policy - WP

Murders Down in Mexico's Juarez - BBC

Venezuela: Music Meets Chávez Politics, and Critics Frown - NYT

Chavez Foe Seen Victim of Anti-Semitism in Venezuela - Reuters

Deadly Honduran Fire Could Occur Across Region - AP

Panama Indians Again Blockade Pan-American Highway - AP

Haiti Govt Says President Attacked While Walking - AP


Asia Pacific

Chinese Vice President Ends US Tour on Friendly Note - NYT

Report: China Detains Hundreds of Tibetans - VOA

China Detains Tibetans After Trip to India, Rights Group Says - NYT

Groups Report Another Tibetan Self-Immolation - AP

Chinese Political Scandal Sees Further Twists - AP

Thais Seek Two New Blast Suspects - BBC

Japanese Emperor's Heart Surgery Successful - AP



Russia: Putin's Challengers Seek Attention With TV Ads - VOA

Russia: Police Raid Moscow Bank Owned by Putin Critic - NYT

Turkey Pledges No Third Country Use of NATO Defenses - VOA

Spain: Europe’s ‘Good Student’ Confronts Fiscal Pain - WP

German President Quits in Scandal - BBC

After Move by Prosecutors, German President Resigns -NYT

Germany's President Resigns in Scandal - AP

Germans Aghast as Merkel Loses Second President in 2 Years - Reuters

Europe’s Failed Course - NYT editorial


South Asia

At Iran-Afghanistan-Pakistan Summit, a Show of Unity - WP

India Police Open Murder Case Against Italian Ship Crew - BBC