Greece and the nattering nabobs of the Anglosphere
Middle East and small island states top priorities as New Zealand takes on UNSC presidency
Four observations about the AIIB's Articles of Agreement
Religion over rights in Indonesian marriage law
Canberra's Singapore swing
China makes its formal climate-change pledge
How the Chinese media covered the US-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue
Rumours of a Turkish invasion of northern Syria
Is the US Congress the main impediment to a rules-based order?
Attribution is key to broader ISIS strategy
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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