Why Australia took so long to join the AIIB
Data retention scheme has majority support from Australians
Just how absurd is the Middle East at the moment?
Awkward contradictions in Australian foreign-fighter laws
Indo-Pacific links: US strategy in South China Sea, AIIB, India's strategic debate and more
War with Iran is the worst option
Digital Asia links: Robot diplomacy, Tibetan malware, social media in Vietnam and more
Irregular warfare and the ADF
The truth about development banks
The shallow pool of strategic expertise in Defence
Australia and UN peacekeeping: Time for a reset
How should a democracy fight terrorism?
Obama embarks on longest ever presidential India visit
Drugs and the death penalty in Southeast Asia
Social media is not electronic graffiti
Australia's Security Council presence will be missed
Why China's Silk Road initiative matters
No, the IMF did not cause the Ebola crisis
Hizbullah feeling the strain
China cyberspies target more than just F-35
Poverty and growth: How aid can help
Reader riposte: Hollywood's new economics
1 May 2012 2:40PM
Warrior in Chief
: Obama has been far more trigger-happy than his Republican opponents admit (thanks Michael.) And related,
here's the latest insiderish account of Obama's role in the Bin Laden operation
For those wondering why yesterday's
Graeme Dobell post on Pacific workers
was accompanied by a picture of a drill bit,
the answer is Weber
With the NPT's 'PrepComm' just starting in Vienna,
the UK Government view on nuclear disarmament.
India has more
mobile phones than toilets
. (Thanks Danielle.)
Foreign Policy on the F-35,
the jet that ate the Pentagon
More on the influence of the Kony 2012 video
: 'Gen. Carter F. Ham, the overall commander of American forces in Africa, has a "Kony 2012" poster tacked to his office door. As one American official put it: "Let's be honest, there was some constituent pressure here. Did 'Kony 2012’ have something to do with this? Absolutely."'
'ASEAN is around 60% of the age of the EU and has done maybe 20% of the integration/cooperation.'
Why do Asian states cooperate so poorly
A fun primer on how African men are depicted in the movies (h/t
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