Syrian refugees and the Gulf states' lack of charity
Will the RAAF be assisting the Syrian Army?
Papua New Guinea: Keep calm and muddle through?
Australia–Papua New Guinea relations: Could do better
The Syrian conflict is a civil war, and R2P won't help
Passive-aggressive rivalry deepens China-Japan tensions
Southeast Asia links: Bangkok blast, Vietnam triangle, Cambodia dams, Myanmar's minimum wage, Bersih 4.0 and more
Photo essay: Yasukuni Shrine, 15 August
Note to Beijing: You can't tell financial markets what to do
Pacific Island links: Aus-PNG relations, Nauru detention centre, drought, PIF 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
PNG elections: Violence looms
The roots of the new bipolarity
Thursday linkage: Hans Rosling, China, Saudi Arabia, Eurovision and more
24 May 2012 2:31PM
This year's Eurovision song contest takes place in Azerbaijan, a country which gets
Amnesty's thumbs down on human rights
Religion and children
: the latest presentation from one of the breakout stars of TED, statistician Hans Rosling.
Armies of Liberation
has as much Yemen reading as you can handle.
unintentionally prescient Chinese propaganda
from the 1950s. (Thanks Sarah.)
George Megalogenis' blog comes to life in the comments thread, where George is an active participant.
Check out this post on new OECD figures
about Australian happiness.
here's the OECD's online tool
for manipulating the global happiness data. (H/t
by Manan al Sharif from Saudi Arabia, one of the winners of the inaugural
Vaclav Havel Prize for Creative Dissent
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