Linked Up: G-20 Supercountries, Terrorism in Somalia, Women and Girls Policy

UK Chancellor of the Exchequer Alistair Darling writes in the WSJ that “international cooperation is the way out of the financial crisis.” And that the G-20 is super.

The LA Times editorial board warns (again) that we need to work with moderate Islamists in Somalia in order to prevent it from becoming a terrorist haven. (Uh, might that be just what they are doing on their own?)

Ruth Levine, at the Center for Global Development blog, praises President Obama’s creation of a “White House Council on Women and Girls,” but urges him to make sure the focus extends to international relations, too. My take: it’s a good sign that the Council is being chaired by Valerie Jarrett, a longtime Obama confidant and senior power broker.