Kim Jong-il receives personal letter from Bush – What happened to all that optimism from the Bush Administration a week ago? Update

Large Sino-French deals – It seems France wanting to end the arms embargo against China is part of larger economic trade negotiations to the tune of $17.4 billion.

Uganda: President Museveni Meets Rice in Ethiopia – Leaders of Africa’s Great Lakes Region speak with Sec. Rice about greater security, especially in regard to rebel groups and terrorists.

The Manchurian Incident, the League of Nations and the Origins of the Pacific War. What the Geneva archives reveal – An interesting re-reading of history concerning the “Manchurian Incident”.