A test for the alliance as Bishop replies to Obama's Brisbane intervention
China is trying to intimidate America
New Caledonia: Australia must show assertive impartiality
The China FTA and Australia's place in the regional order
Why does China bother with coercion?
ABC and SBS cuts: Australia's loss in a global century
Southeast Asia links: Jakarta's new governor, Vietnam-China, Hunger Games and more
Fiji grabs the limelight as leaders of China and India visit
Myanmar summitry brings faltering US promises, China cash
Why the Iran nuclear talks are mostly not about nuclear weapons (part 1)
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
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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