• 50 amazing facts about the US economy. (H/t 3QD.)
  • WikiLeaks reveals that China is trying to reduce its dependence on Middle Eastern oil. (Thanks Gareth.)
  • A small portion of a Sarkozy-Obama video conference has been filmed by French TV. You might be surprised at how banal such exchanges between the leaders of great nations can be. (Thanks Michael.)
  • Where Australians are traveling now, compared to 10 years ago.
  • A new report reveals that private donations to aid agencies remain stable, despite the global economic downturn. (Thanks Danielle.)
  • The paperless Oval Office: Obama now gets his daily intelligence briefing by iPad. (Thanks Michael.)
  • A conference presentation by Charli Carpenter on how the information revolution is changing the way world politics is taught (thanks Michael):