Xi in America: China's poor grasp of public diplomacy on full display
Marise Payne: Five criteria for success as defence minister
DFAT & digital diplomacy: In denial and in need of review
Obama-Xi summit produces landmark deal to reduce dangerous military encounters
Chinese non-interference has changed, but not in Iraq and Syria
Australia's 'prickly' relations with EU hamper climate diplomacy
China's emissions-trading announcement is a signal to the world
Digital Diplomacy links: Modi at Facebook, Russia memes, DFAT in denial and more
Pacific Island links: PNG's economy, regionalism, SDGs, Chinese debt relief and more
Russian air strikes reveal bankruptcy of US policy in Syria
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
The currency of China's prerogatives
Reader riposte: Ediplomacy detour in Indonesia
Thursday linkage: Drones, Gordon Brown, central banks and more
28 June 2012 11:20AM
A bit late, but here's a link to
the 2012 Failed States Index
, released earlier this month. (Thanks Theo.)
Entertaining account of
Gordon Brown's first day as PM
, five years ago: 'I did always wonder what any Treasury officials passing outside the room would have thought hearing Gordon booming out: "I will try my utmost …" while I shouted: "Sod off, you Scottish git!"'
A drone in every driveway
: how one hobbyist kicked off the US domestic drone boom.
If you want detail (and I mean detail) on Syria's recent downing of a Turkish reconnaissance jet,
this is your blog
The Economist shirtfronts the
Bank of International Settlements' latest annual report
, a document 'which might well come to serve as
the epitaph for an era of central banking
spanning the Volcker disinflation and the Great Recession—the epoch of the central banker as oracle, guru, maestro.' (Thanks Mark.)
Sublime time-lapse video
using images from the International Space Station:
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