A test for the alliance as Bishop replies to Obama's Brisbane intervention
China is trying to intimidate America
Southeast Asia links: Jakarta's new governor, Vietnam-China, Hunger Games and more
Why does China bother with coercion?
ABC and SBS cuts: Australia's loss in a global century
Fiji grabs the limelight as leaders of China and India visit
China links: Salt, renewable energy, APEC, ADIZ, Xi's musical ode, law and more
Why the Iran nuclear talks are mostly not about nuclear weapons (part 1)
Hagel was never a good fit for Obama White House
East Timor, Australia and the 'Timor Gap'
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
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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