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
Southeast Asia links: Bangkok blast, Vietnam triangle, Cambodia dams, Myanmar's minimum wage, Bersih 4.0 and more
Passive-aggressive rivalry deepens China-Japan tensions
Note to Beijing: You can't tell financial markets what to do
Photo essay: Yasukuni Shrine, 15 August
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
Asylum seekers: What is our moral responsibility?
ADF silent in debates on modern warfare
Thursday linkage: Banks, Solomons, Japan, multilingualism and more
16 August 2012 12:10PM
Australian troops are set to come home from the Solomon Islands next year.
Is the mission accomplished
? (Thanks Danielle.)
The era of growth miracles is over
, says Dani Rodrik, because manufacturing is changing. The Economist
on this controversial op-ed.
Why China's currency is far from going global. A
new Lowy Institute report from Alistair Thornton
Debate over Hugh White's
The China Choice
is taking place
here on The Interpreter
'I believe that good fluency in a second or third language significantly expands one's ability to see and understand and also articulate other points of view',
says Tyler Cowen
US to send drones to Japan
to monitor islands disputed between Beijing and Tokyo. (Thanks Malcolm.)
One is tempted to cheer patriotically at such news, but somehow that doesn't seem appropriate:
Australia's banks are now worth more than Europe's
. (Thanks Michael.)
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