Weekend catch-up: 'Shirtfronting', chemical weapons in Iraq, Modi in Australia, smartphones and more
The day Gough called me
Property: How Beijing has captured China's middle-class
Jokowi's maritime inaugural address
The reinvention of Rudd continues
The WTO is in big trouble
Will Jokowi skip the G20 in Brisbane?
Can Australia remain a top 20 nation?
Jokowi's big day
Gough Whitlam's China legacy
Should the US retrench from South Korea? Yes
China: Economic war and the humbling of multinationals
Quarter of a million people displaced in Myanmar's humanitarian crisis
Indonesia: Dispelling the ghosts of '98
Iraq: ISIS's error, Maliki's mismanagement, Obama's opportunity
China: Climate wrecker or climate leader?
Why China's Silk Road initiative matters
UN in South Sudan: The ghosts of Rwanda and Srebrenica
Just how expensive is renewable energy?
China's Xinjiang policy: A Middle East headache
Reader riposte: The Indonesia balance
Asia's infrastructure deficit
14 May 2012 11:05AM
The Economist on
Vegemite and globalisation
Tyler Cowen notes
that the entire German police force fired a total of 85 rounds in 2011. 'In some cases the United States police manage to best that number while firing at a single suspect.'
Colin Powell says he gets mad when people accuse him of lying about Iraq WMD. So,
did he lie
at what's going on inside Syria. (H/t
Russian jet engine manufacturer's huge backlog
a sign that China's domestic military-technological base still has catching up to do.
The Gulf/2000 Project website looks to have an
eclectic and fascinating set of Middle East-themed maps
Steve Coll's new book is about ExxonMobil
. Here's an excerpt from an interview in which he explains the power of such companies in comparison with governments:
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