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.

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