This week in Jakarta: TNI, nightclubs and the Giant Sea Wall
Opportunity cost in Australia's future submarine decision
TPP: Not worth the risk
Obama's Syria critics ignore inconvenient facts
The TPP is not a containment strategy
Putin in Syria: 'Vladimir of Taurus' baffles his foes
Radicalisation, lone wolves and terrorism: An Interpreter backgrounder
Kunduz tragedy could be just the start of something much worse for Afghanistan
Malabar: Modi Government misses an opportunity as annual exercise slumps
Pacific Island links: Solomons climate change, PNG judiciary, ocean sanctuaries and more
What if Beijing and Washington understood each other perfectly...but still clashed?
Julie Bishop talks soft power at the Lowy Institute, but where was digital diplomacy?
The stories we never hear from Papua
Don't blame Obama for ISIS
China's worldview, in six parts
South China Sea: Washington says one thing but Beijing hears another
Putin's pivot: The Russians are coming to Asia
Was India's special-forces raid into Myanmar a signal to China and Pakistan?
Al Jazeera poll shows alarming levels of support for ISIS
Shangri La Dialogue: Ash Carter strikes determined, reasonable tone
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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