Book review: The China-Pakistan Axis
The Liaoning story says much about modern China
Saudi Arabia has a new king with the same old policies
So long, farewell
A Chinese canal in Nicaragua?
My new favourite Onion headline
Freedom of the press in Fiji under pressure
Why has the West tolerated Hun Sen?
India links: Hindu nationalism, Obama visit, India-Israel, China's ascent and more
Drugs and the death penalty in Southeast Asia
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
Syria: Bob Carr's rush to judgment
Monday linkage: Japan, food production, Syria, cars, Germany and more
16 July 2012 3:00PM
The world is producing more food than ever
, says the OECD. 'If people are hungry, it's because they can't afford to buy food, not that there is no food to buy.'
'More Richard Burton than Peter Sellers':
Malcolm Farr defends Foreign Minister Bob Carr
Australia's 'world city': did the decision to overlook Sydney as host of the 2014 G20 summit have anything to do with its
Romania has gone back into recession, and its democracy is under threat
. A portent for southern Europe?
If there's one thing that would change the international calculus for intervention in Syria it would the regime losing control of its chemical weapons.
Syria has started moving parts of its stockpile
German court's circumcision ruling the
'worst attack on Jewish life since the Holocaust'
, according to European rabbis.
Japan is technologically connected and culturally isolated
, a fact demonstrated by internet country code statistics. (H/t
There are over 1 billion cars in the world now.
A useful infographic
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