• A new Pentagon review will recommend less emphasis on counter-insurgency and more on maritime operations in the Asia Pacific. (H/t Compass.)
  • China raises its minimum wage, potentially pushing manufacturing into Southeast Asia.
  • Qadhafi's overthrow has left tons of chemical weapons to be disposed.
  • Of interest to Australian republicans: coverage of the recent Irish Presidential election.
  • The Greek referendum may be a sign it's leaving the euro. Nice line from Rachman: 'The Brussels authorities react to the prospect of a referendum like a vampire to garlic.'
  • Soft Power: 'The revolutionary impact of the US on the Arab and Islamic world has always been more about culture and ideas than about formal political structures'.
  • How did the human population get so big, so fast? (H/t TDW.)